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High profile guest for Central Otago wine celebration

Central Otago is making an impact as a wine destination. Seven years ago a keen group of boutique viticulturalists from the Alexandra Basin banded together to hold their first New Releases Event, an event showcasing the best new release wine the region has to offer.

This year’s special guest, Joelle Thomson is a writer, author and wine lover, who tutors at the New Zealand School of Food & Wine in Auckland and is also (for her sins) studying the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma; a two year UK degree in wines and spirits.

This year local producers will be showcasing over 50 New Release Wines made in the Alexandra Basin. The New Release Tasting differs from a Wine and Food festival because people are able to sample a large number of newly released wines.

There will be complimentary, locally made cheese and crackers available at each stall for people to enjoy. Guests also receive a branded tasting glass and a tasting booklet with information about each vineyard and the wine they are presenting.

The Alexandra Basin Winegrowers 7th Annual New Release Wine Tasting Event will be held on Sunday 25 October, 2015 (Labour Weekend) in Olivers Garden from 1:00- 4.00pm. This event is amazing value for money at just $25 per ticket, tickets do sell out fast.

This year the New Releases Tasting Event will take place during the annual Down to Earth Wine Celebration (a 10 day event run from 24 October to 4 November), which showcases and celebrates Central Otago wine.

For more information or tickets please contact:
Trevor Deaker (Dunedin) ph 027 222 3381
Sarah Hinton (Central Otago) ph 027 436 7416
Central Gourmet Galleria, 27 Sunderland Street, Clyde
Henry's Wines and Spirits, Alexandra

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