Cocktails Melbourne

New Zealand in a Glass

February 28, 2012

Last week I joined my friends, Peter & Suzanne for the New Zealand in a Glass wine tasting.  Sixty wineries (25 new wineries) showcased over 400 wines at the tasting, in Melbourne. We got to meet the winery representatives, hear their stories, taste some exceptional wines and make a few discoveries of our own.  What I found interesting about this event was that we were tasting some NZ wines that are new to Australia. In fact, quite a few of the wineries on show, didn’t have representation here in Australia. Each guest received an NZ Wine gift bag on arrival and this included a comprehensive catalogue, an Antipodes water bottle and a Reidel wine glass.  It was a wonderful night and thankfully, only two hours in duration. Needless to say, I was quite cheerful on the tram ride home.

Image above: Preparing our strategy for the evening. I wanted to find one new white, red and sparkling to add to my favourites list.

Image above: NZ Wine gift bags

Image above: My picks of the night – Te Pa Sauvignon Blanc, Domain Road Pinot Noir and Seifreid Sauvignon Blanc (the Pinot Grigio was also lovely)

Image above:  Prior to the event, we met for a drink at the Sofitel’s Atrium bar on level 35 and I popped into the bathroom…to take a photo. The view is amazing! You can see the Dandenong ranges in the background.

The next NZ Wine event is being held at the Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne & Sydney.  If you’re interested in buying some good NZ wine then I recommend checking out the vast selection on NZ Wine Online.

Thanks for popping by,

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