Marlborough Pinot Back Country Safari

10 quality-focused pinot producers of Marlborough lead their guests on a four-wheel drive tour of some of the back country pinot noir-dedicated vineyards of Marlborough. Avoiding the main roads, the event will highlight the fabulous food, wine, landscape and personalities of this stunning region. Date: 20113-02-02

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What I actually tasted

Screwcap or Cork?

It is not the first time someone has done this experiment, but tasting the results for myself, blind, are different to reading someone else’s opinion. The other day CJ asked me to come and taste two wines, blind. I didn’t know what the wines were (it was pretty obvious they were pinot noir, but was I looking at finished wines? Samples? Nautilus or Opawa? ours…
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Nautilus Featured in Pinot Noir Masterclass at the London Wine Trade Fair

The masterclass panel 70 of the UK’s top trade and media tasted a selection of New Zealand’s most respected Pinot Noirs at the London Wine Trade Fair in May including Nautilus Pinot Noir 2010. The tasting was organised by the Family of Twelve – a group of twelve quality-focused family-owned wineries across New Zealand. Tim Atkin MW lead the discussions around regional terroir with aplomb, mentioning…
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THE FAMILY OF TWELVE, OUR PINOT NOIRS – A QUESTION OF TERROIR

Title: THE FAMILY OF TWELVE, OUR PINOT NOIRS – A QUESTION OF TERROIRLocation: London Wine Trade Fair, South Gallery Rooms 23 & 24Link out: Click hereDescription: The Family of Twelve, New Zealand’s Wine family, challenges you to attend a thought provoking Pinot Noir tasting. Tim Atkin MW moderates this once only tasting of twelve New Zealand Pinot Noirs, sourced from fruit grown in Auckland, Gisborne,…
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Bob Campbell and Gerard Basset:The Regional Complexities of Pinot Noir

Title: Bob Campbell and Gerard Basset:The Regional Complexities of Pinot NoirLocation: Vinexpo Asia Pacific Tasting Lab Session (Invitation Only) Room 109/110, Level 1Description: Join world-renowned Masters of Wine Bob Campbell (NZ) and Gerard Basset (France, UK) to gain expert insight into the regional character and complexity of the world’s ‘Prince of Pinot Noir’. With a focus on benchmark quality and regional typicity, guests will taste…
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Another recipe: Ruth Pretty’s NZ Lamb Racks with Minted Pea Puree & Blackcurrant Pinot Noir Jus

This is another event from the Complexity evening in NYC (see my previous post). This one was a great match for Nautilus Pinot Noir. Thanks Ruth for sharing the recipes! If Ruth can rustle these up in the basement of a clothes store, then maybe I stand a chance of achieving something halfway decent using this recipe at home??? Ruth Pretty NZ Lamb racks with…
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Pinot Noir 2013

Title: Pinot Noir 2013Location: Wellington Link out: Click hereDescription: One of the highlights of the Kiwi wine calendar, Pinot Noir 2013 is coming back to the Wellington waterfront 28-31 January 2012. For the first time, the programme will be split out into three regional venues so visitors can “experience” Marlborough, Central Otago and the other Artisan regions. Nautilus is excited to be a participant once…
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