Pinot Noir’s Paradox

“No other wine conjures up poetic descriptions like pinot noir; no other wine forges as direct a path to the soul. If a wine could make a person cry, it would have to be a pinot noir. A wine like this is bound to have a pretty big mystique, and pinot noir wears its like a rap star wears gold. It’s a femme fatale. It’s a temperamental artist. It’s very sensitive.” So rhapsodizes the New York Times wine panel after a tasting of pinots from the central coast of California and South island of New Zealand. Their top wine was the 2001 Peregrine from Central Otago (also their best value).


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Nelson’s Kakariki Olives Wins Gold Medal in NY

Nelson’s Kakariki Olives Wins Gold Medal in NY

Nelson’s Kakariki Olives, produced by Ray and Brenda Gregory, was one of several New Zealand brands that received gold at the New York International Olive Oil Competition on 8 May, Tim…