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In Session One of the Wine Diaries, we discussed the powerhouse grape of Sauvignon Blanc in its many forms. Session Two covered the Burgundian varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with their amazing expressions throughout the two islands. In Session Three it is time to look to the future and where the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit of New Zealand winegrowing will take us next in the constantly evolving wine landscape.
We will focus on new grape varieties that are gaining traction or deserve more recognition. We’ll look at more nascent regions with exciting futures. We’ll dive into where this country with such diversity of climate and viticultural possibility might be heading. We will also discuss where we see the wines of New Zealand best positioned on wine lists, in retail, and in the global markets as we see all of this shift dramatically in the ever-so-confusing year of 2020. Tune in as John Szabo, MS logs on in Canada, Ronan Sayburn, MS, in London, and David Keck, MS in the United States are joined by Emma Jenkins, MW, from New Zealand.