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September 22nd - 11:30am

New Zealand Wine An Indelible Expression of Place

Presented by: New Zealand Wine

Speaker: Robert Ketchin

Welcome to the New Zealand Masterclass focusing on our celebrated grapes of Sauvignon Blanc with its classic Marlborough manifestations and Pinot Noir focusing on sub-regional diversity and styles.

Wines (In tasting order):

Sauvignon Blanc Flight : Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015 $28.99 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 (Awatere Valley) $27.99 Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015 (Waihopai Valley, Soutern Valleys) $13.09 Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015 (Upper Wairau) $16.95 Stoneleigh Wild Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

Pinot Noir Flight: Te Mania Pinot Noir Nelson 2015 $27.99 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 (Awatere Valley) $34.99 Clos Henri Petit Clos Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 (Upper Wairau Valleys) $23.99 Greystone Pinot Noir Waipara Valley 2015 $45.00 Akarua Pinot Noir Central Otago 2015 (Bannockburn) $29.99 Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2015 (Crowmwell, Lowburn & Pisa Valleys) $38.00 Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir Martinborough 2015 $35

Presenter Bio: Robert Ketchin As Marketing Manager for the New Zealand Winegrowers in Canada for over 25 years, Robert along with NZW team are responsible for developing and executing wine education programs across Canada on the diversity of New Zealand wines for front line sommeliers, retail product consultants, wine media as well as for students attending certified wine courses such as WSET, ISG, IWEG and CAPS.