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The People’s Pinot wine tasting

Press Release from Wine Tastes Central Otago – 14 January 2009

The People’s Pinot

A major public wine tasting
Taste 40 Pinot Noir’s from the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Wine Tastes are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural “People’s Pinot”.

The People’s Pinot” is a special wine tasting event that will allow the public and visitors to Queenstown to taste the latest release Pinot Noirs from 40 Central Otago wineries. These are the same wines that will be tasted as part of the “Grand Central Otago Pinot Tasting” during the 2009 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration.

The People’s Pinot” tasting will run FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from Friday 23rd to Saturday 31st January 2009 at Wine Tastes, 14 Beach Street in Queenstown.

During the week the public will have the opportunity to vote for their “Top 3” Pinot Noirs. The voting results will be collated prior to the closing of the Pinot Celebration to identify “the People’s Pinot”! This will provide interesting insights into the styles and characteristics of what is currently appealing to wine consumers.

Located in the centre of Queenstown, Wine Tastes has 84 wines available for tasting every day. Using a smartcard, customers can serve themselves in the unique “try before you buy” wine experience from the Enomatic Wine Serving System. With a stylish and relaxed wine lounge, wine sales and shipping around the world, Wine Tastes is a focal point in Queenstown for enjoying and buying the very best Central Otago and New Zealand wines.

Now in its 7th Year, the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration has quickly established itself as one of New Zealand’s premier wine events, and a not to be missed date on the international Pinot Noir calendar. The Celebration brings together the wine world’s leading writers and commentators such as Jancis Robinson MW, together with wine and food enthusiasts to experience Central Otago’s best wine, cuisine and sights. The Celebration will be held over two full days on the 30th and 31st January 2009.


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