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Hamish Clark-Saint Clair Family Estates “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 9-28-18 September 28, 2018

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New Zealand winemaking at its best

Hamish Clark Saint ClairHamish Clark, senior winemaker, for Saint Clair Family Estate in New Zealand is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  This hail-fellow-well-met, and former scientific investigator in the UK (their equivalent of our CSI), has enjoyed making one of New Zealand’s premier Sauvignon Blancs for over 20 years (along with a host of other great wines in the Saint Clair portfolio).  Get his take on the evolution of the wine industry in New Zealand, with a specific focus on his winemaking region in Marlborough on this week’s episode.  Many years ago, another winemaker told me that New Zealand was a “bottle of wine and three movies away from the states, or if you prefer, a movie and three bottles of wine”.  Join us as Hamish Clark brings New Zealand much closer on your favorite digital device.  Welcome to the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybodys asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Wine of the Week: Twin Flags East Coast New Zealand Pinot Grigio 2008 September 27, 2010

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Pinot Grigio (pronounced as Pee-no Gree-sheo) and Pinot Gris are the exact same grape varietal. When grown in Italy, it is generally referred to as Pinot Grigio; however in France and in the United States it is usually referred to as Pinot Gris. Even though the skin of this grape can have a reddish color once ripe, it is generally used for white wine production. The usual flavor profile of this varietal has notes of apples, lemon and tangerine with a light to medium body and notes of orange blossoms. In Germany this grape varietal is also referred to as Rulander.

photos.com picts 064.jpg New Zealand is hardly the first place we think of when we hear Pinot Grigio, but this gem will no doubt turn heads with its body, complexity and balance. Initially, the Twin Flags Pinot Grigio 2007 shows a nutty, honeyed flower aroma but soon gives way to flavors of lemon bread, apricot, nectarine and spice notes. A lack of oak presence and moderate acidity keeps it lively and versatile. If thin, insipid grocery store Pinot Grigio keeps leaving you wanting, consider this tasty alternative.

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