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

 


NZ Winemaker Opens His Cellar For Auction

NZ Winemaker Opens His Cellar For Auction To Reveal Local Vintages of 50 - 100 Years Old

On Monday August 11, Assid K Corban (OBE) 89 years old & elder statesman of pioneering New Zealand winemakers Corban's, will be offering a limited quantity of his own private cellared wines for auction at Webbs Auction House in Auckland with highlights from our viticultural past including early Corban’s ‘Red’ Port, bottled in 1910 and Corban’s Muscatel ‘Special Vintage’ especially created in 1925 to celebrate the birth of the first Corban grandson.

Established in 1902 by Assid Abraham Corban in Henderson, Auckland, the first Corban’s vineyards were completed in 1907, and for much of the first half of the twentieth century the winery that Corban founded dominated the New Zealand wine scene.

Its reputation for quality began with the 1913–14 Auckland Industrial and Agricultural Wine Exhibition, where Corbans competed against wines from the British Empire – the 1910 Corban’s ‘Red’ Port, and sherry winning gold medals in addition to silver medals for its claret and red wine. In later years the Corban’s ‘Red’ Port won the only gold medal at the 1925 Adelaide International Wine Competition.

From it’s pioneering and innovative beginnings, Corban’s’ have continued to produce award winning wines, liqueurs, vermouths, Ports & Sherries, with it’s fortified wines using grape (brandy) spirit and matured in oak barrels for up to 15 years in some cases, before bottling and being sold.

Assid K Corban, OBE (the fourth winemaker of Corban’s) begun cellaring many of these earlier wines, and now in his twilight years will be releasing more than 70 lots from his personal collection. They have been cellared in a stable atmosphere and the Corban’s branded wines have an average age of 50 years as identified on the certificate attached to each bottle (lots 358-373). In addition are a number of International wines & spirits purchased by Assid over the years.

Some highlights include:
1 x 1964 Penfolds Grange Hermitage
1 x 1968 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
1 x 1964 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache
1 x 1966 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg
1 x 1925 Corban’s Muscatel ‘Special Vintage’
1 x Corban’s ‘Red’ Port, bottled in 1910

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news