Hollywood Star Cellaring Well

An interview with New Zealand actor and vigneron Sam Neill has been Huffington Post freelancer Mike Matthews’ most viewed wine blog entry. To celebrate Matthews’ blog’s birthday, the November 2011 piece, about Neill’s vineyard Two Paddocks, appears on the news site again. Matthews asks: “What’s more challenging, preparing for a new film role or waiting for the new vintage?” “There is nothing as scary as the weather map in spring or autumn,” Neill says. “If you want to grow good pinot you must exist on the very margins of climatic viability. Preparing for a new role can be scary too, but I’m used to that.” “In wine terms, how would you describe yourself?” “A reasonably good vintage, cellaring well.”

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