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Touring New Zealand Wine Country

A History of New Zealand Wine New Zealand’s first wine grapes were planted in the 19th century by European immigrants. New Zealand’s first wine industry centered around producing strong, fortified wines for the locals. But in the 20th century, the industry shifted and began focusing on producing dry, unfortified wines to export around the world. …

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of Marlborough

Self-Guided Wine Tour of Marlborough With its unique style of Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has established New Zealand as a major player in the wine world. The largest wine area in the nation, it is home to about 20,000ha of grapes, or almost two-thirds of the country’s total. Elegant Pinot Noir, powerful Chardonnay, and vibrant aromatic …

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Pinot Noir Grape Variety

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  Pinot Noir has long been treasured in the famous French region of Burgundy, where it makes beautiful, complex, and sometimes extremely expensive wines. But it wasn’t until 2004 with the release of the movie, Sideways, that Pinot Noir began gaining mainstream popularity in the United States. In the film, the main character has …

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