Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Rieslings Go Head-to-Head

Rieslings Go Head-to-Head At Nelson International Aromatics Symposium


Wine lovers will have the chance to taste and compare Rieslings from Austria and New Zealand as part of the Nelson International Aromatics Symposium 2013.

The symposium is on over two days from noon on Friday February 1st to 2.30pm on Saturday February 2nd 2013 at the Moutere Hills Community Centre in Upper Moutere, Nelson. It has been timed to lead on from the Pinot Noir conference in Wellington which ends on Thursday January 31st , so that delegates can attend both events.

Chairman of the Nelson International Aromatics Symposium, Patrick Stowe, said the triennial symposium always features Riesling. “It’s the justifiable star among aromatic wines,” he says.

The 2013 Symposium will include two Riesling tasting events on Saturday February the 2nd. Firstly a comparison of Austrian and New Zealand Rieslings led by Shane Munn of Woollaston Estates followed by a second tasting panel looking at a Decade of Nelson Rieslings, led by Andrew Greenhough of Greenhough Vineyards. Eight Nelson Rieslings from recent releases and the past decade will be included to compare for the aging process.

“Riesling does exceptionally well in the Nelson region. It very much reflects where it is grown. Riesling is known for its transparency as it expresses the characteristics of the soil and climate more than most varieties.”

Several wine writers and commentators from Europe, North America and Australia have confirmed they are attending the symposium and Patrick Stowe says it’s a great opportunity for Nelson to expose its aromatics to the world.

“We have internationally recognised wine commentators coming to us directly from Pinot Noir 2013 and we are keen to show them what’s happening here in New Zealand with Aromatics. Naturally we’ll want to find out their thoughts and views. It’s also an opportunity for New Zealand winemakers to talk with some of the influential commentators in the wine world.”

The symposium will include some top Austrian Rieslings which Patrick Stowe says will be exciting for delegates to taste. Award-winning Austrian winemaker Markus Huber is the key note speaker and will be talking about the Riesling and also about Grüner Veltliner, which are Austria’s most popular white wines.

“We’ve put together a comprehensive programme that will no doubt spark some interesting discussions.


While Nelson produces a very small percentage (4.7%) of New Zealand’s Riesling, the area has gained a reputation for delivering high quality wines, with 9 gold medals in prestigious national and international competitions in 2012.

Tickets for The Nelson International Aromatics Symposium 2013 can be booked at the Nelson Wineart website www.wineart.co.nz.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news