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The Corkdork has posted a summary of all the entires in this past weeks Wine Blogging Wednesday. As expected a lot of Pinot Noir, including multiple tastings of the Kim Crawford Pinot I enjoyed a while back. Im looking forward to next month, ... [Read More]

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Mary

A great summary. Thank you. Will be catching up on these through the remainder of the week.
Had intended to participate as well but got caught up in a big rain in Fiordland. To recover my disappointment at not being able to get my 2 cents in on time, I went to Wine Tastes Queenstown for a sampling. It is pricey but a neat way to try before you buy. Especially for dinner.
I finally settled on Te Awa Pinotage.

Emma

Thanks for hosting and for a very interesting, informative and extensive round up!

Steve De Long

Great summary Corkdork!

And thank you for the informative summary on the NZ wine industry.

A quick tally of the different grape varieties in WBW #17 is probably an accurate indication of red NZ exports at this time: 72% Pinot Noir, 10% Bordeaux Blend (Merlot, Cab. Sauv. and/or Malbec), 10% Bordeaux/Rhone Blend (Merlot, Cab. Sauv, Cab Franc and Syrah), 3.5% Syrah, 3.5% Merlot. I would imagine the "Sideways effect" has skewed the Pinot Noir/ Merlot proportion.

Derrick Schneider

Sheesh, you got that up fast! Thanks for hosting and choosing a great theme.

chas

Better late than never, thought I'd join in this weekend. Mine is a Cab/Merlot blend from Hawkes Bay. Thanks for hosting.
http://winetaster.blogspot.com/2006/01/on-mission-wbw-17-1998-nz-mission.html

tami

thanks for the nice words about the blog. i appreciate you stopping in...

too bad i couldn't find a wine that *wasn't* a pinot noir. this topic has become a challenge to me - i'm going to continue to look for Kiwi Reds until I find something I *do* like..

jens at cincinnati wine warehouse

Well done and timely. I look forward to reading all the posts later this weekend.

jens

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