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Press Release from Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Less than 10 days remaining of “Early Bird” registration

Early Bird registration for the 2008 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration ends on 1st December 2007, less than 10 days from today. The registration fee covers full attendance from 8:30 a.m. Friday 25th January 2008 and concluding with the Grand Dinner on Saturday evening 26th January 2008.

The aim of the Celebration is to educate, invoke debate and, above all, highlight Pinot Noir regionally, domestically and internationally.

Two hundred Pinot Noir enthusiasts from around New Zealand and international destinations will descend on Queenstown, New Zealand for the event, a balanced mix of formal and informal events in a relaxed, non-competitive and casual atmosphere.

The Formal Tasting
Five definitive examples from the Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru vineyard are the highlight of the 2008 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration Formal Tasting.

Stimulating presentations of this grand terroir will be led by renowned Burgundy expert Allen Meadows (aka Burghound) and Jean-Pierre de Smet of Domaine de l’Arlot. A formal tasting of five examples of Romanée-Saint-Vivant 2004 will follow: Domaine de l’Arlot, Domaine Robert Arnoux, Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron, Domaine Follin-Arbelet, and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

This will be a rare opportunity to explore the historical, geo-political and cultural aspects of the Benedictine Order, with specific reference to their work in and around L’Abbaye de Saint-Vivant and the vineyard itself.

The Informal Events
Two major tastings of Central Otago Pinot Noir dominate the programme: the Grand Tasting, which opens the Celebration, and the Gala Tasting to conclude the first day. Together, these events showcase over thirty-five Central Otago wine producers.

World class cuisine also is a feature of the Celebration, and Queenstown’s top chefs deliver just that over two gourmet-filled days. We are privileged to have noted Queenstown chef, Joff Bertram, prepare the Grand Dinner in one of the most stunning dining locations you are likely to experience.

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