On Monday 22 November, New Zealand Winegrowers hosted a masterclass and lunch for sommeliers, buyers and trade on the New Zealand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Expo provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote New Zealand as a progressive, innovative and trusted partner to a global audience, especially with the borders being closed.
With the New Zealand Pavilion sitting in the Sustainability district, and another of the general themes of Expo being innovation, Simone Luca Gagliardi who hosted the tasting, brilliantly brought those themes together to explain how New Zealand Wine has been a leader at the forefront of these areas.
During the masterclass 10 wines were presented showcasing seven varieties from six regions from across New Zealand. Lunch was provided by the excellent Tiaki restaurant on the Pavilion, with wines carefully matched to the very best New Zealand food.
It was a wonderful event to showcase our premium, quality, sustainable and diverse wines to a very engaged audience.