Gibbston Valley Wines cellar

The Science of Making Wine With Christopher Keys

December 4. 2017

We’re back with another Altitude video and and this time we’re at the famous Gibbston Valley Winery So if you’ve ever been on a wine cave tour you’d know it gets pretty scientific after the first taster. So we are going to actually chat to one of the winemakers ,and chat to them about what…..

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It Is Always Champagne TIme

November 7. 2017

Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, sparking wine, Methode Traditionalle – they all mean the same to me – as good as mothers milk and a solution to any occasion! But are they the same? How are they made? What is the difference? Strictly speaking they are nothing alike at all but they are definitely all exactly the…..

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Twilight Tour Craft Beer Quiz

Test Your Kiwi Craft Beer Knowledge

November 7. 2017

We recently had Henry, Lauren and the LWB TV crew out for an amusing afternoon testing Henry’s skills at tasting some of our local craft beers. Needless to say he wasn’t very good – but that did not stop us having some most excellent fun. How good is your beer tasting skills do this think?

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Vines i the snow

Making sense of climate classifications

October 30. 2017

You hear wine buffs talking about the Central Otago Continental Climate. So what is exactly is this and what are the wine growing climates? The climate of a region has significant impact on the choices made by the viticulturist in a region. Of course the micro-climate of the actual vineyard is of the most importance…..

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What is the Central Otago Style?

October 27. 2017

We get asked all the time while on our wine tasting tours – what is the style of Central Otago Pinot Noir? How do you describe it? The Pinot Noirs of Central Otago are most famous for this “big” style, richly extracted juices, very ripe fruits and generous use of new oak. In comparison to…..

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