Time: 7:00 pm ET
New Zealand: Sauvignon Blanc + Pinot Noir
New Zealand must be the most remote winemaking region on the planet. It has relied on immigration from winemaking countries and “flying winemakers” – consultants who make wine in different countries, usually in different hemispheres so that harvest is at opposite times – to create a powerhouse wine export market. It’s climate is marginal for grape growing; the coolness is perfect for creating the acidic backbone of its unmistakable Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. Even though these bottles must travel thousands of miles to their final destinations, most wines from New Zealand remain very affordable.
For this session, pick up your favorite NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or a bottle of each. We’ll taste them and discuss how they differ from the same wines made in other countries. We’ll also learn why they may be the perfect crowd-pleasers for your Thanksgiving table!