Emma and I are in Queenstown, as guests of Central Otago Pinot Noir Ltd, to take part in the 2016 Pinot Noir Celebration. The opening session, “A Question of Style”, explored the relationship of winemakers to the region; consultant winemakers (eg. Dean Shaw, Pete Bartle, Rudi Bauer), those from out of region (Jim White), or from outside of NZ (Lucie Lawrence). Those who’d worked in the region for years (Matt Dicey, John Wallace). Emma and Ted Lemon discussed what style meant to each of them. Like all good sessions, there wasn’t enough time to discuss as much as (I think) the audience would have liked. But a good, thought provoking start.
Panel : Emma, Blair Walter, Jane Faulkner, Ted Lemon