Wine shows are an extraordinarily useful and important tool for both consumers and wineries.
Riesling counts many wine enthusiasts as fans, but has often failed to entice the ''average drinker''.
Joining me on the tasting panel again were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.
Second labels may seem to be a relatively new phenomenon in Central Otago, dating back 10 years or so, but there is a more than 100-year precedent in the Bordeaux region of France where in 1902 Chateau Leoville las Cases created its second wine, Clos du Marquis, with Chateau Margaux following suit in 1908.
Joining me on the tasting panel today were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.
A vaulted cellar, serried ranks of dusty bottles gaining in profundity, exclusivity and value with the passage of time, as the mysterious alchemy that is ageing transforms humble bottles into things of wonderment.
You are sitting in a moodily-lit restaurant perusing the wine list, wanting to impress your dinner date: wine waiter standing over you.
Highly respected publication Drinks International, which focuses exclusively on the global wine, beer and spirits market, has released its annual ''Most Admired Wine Brands'' poll.