Tonight there is a wine tasting at a local bottle shop. Matariki wines will be on offer for tasting. The accompanying talk is always good as the event is usually led by the individual(s) who tends the wine. I am hesitant to use the word "winemaker" but won't get into it because it will likely lead to another rant about modern practises and the lost soul of food production. Oops. it just did.
But many New Zealand producers are reviving the old world passion for wine in a typical innovative and understated Kiwi fashion. So tonight should be very interesting.
I'll let you know how it goes.