In Marlborough

Flew into Blenheim, in the Marlborough wine region here in New Zealand this morning. It was a tiny 20-seater plane, buffeted around a bit by the blustery winter weather.

I visited Plant and Food Research, where I interviewed more scientists about Sauvignon Blanc. Pictured above is the experimental winery, where they make wines in even the tiniest lots for analysis.

I’ve learned a great deal about Sauvignon in the last few days. This evening a few of us went out for some dinner at the Dodson Street Bistro and Ale House, which is home to the Renaissance Brewing Company.

They very kindly let me taste through their range of wonderful craft beers. All are excellent; my favourite is the Discovery American Pale Ale, of which I had two very refreshing pints. Now I’m ready for bed. I might manage a few pages of Shampoo Planet first. Great book.

5 comments to In Marlborough

  • Hi Jamie, came to you here to give some technical feedback as your comment link doesn’t seem to work either, but just directs to a video. In the novices page http://www.wineanorak.com/newbie.htm ,if you click on blog, you get directed to the old blog site.
    Best, Lincoln Siliakus, L’Amateur de Bordeaux, Wine & Spirits and most of all VinoSolex (check out the blog!)

  • Ben

    Sounds like a great trip! When/where are we likely to see the resulting article on Sauv Blanc? Cheers.

  • Paul Tudor

    I am a huge fan of Renaissance. My latest column is on beer and apart from two Auckland craft beers (Galbraiths Munich Lager and Hallertau Pale Ale), my third selection is the Stonecutter, as a winter after dinner treat.

  • Hey Paul, just back from another pint of Renaissance Pale Ale, and now off for some dinner – really like the beer

  • It’s going to be a book, not an article, and will be out soon-ish

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