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Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

The 6th Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration is to be held January 25 & 26, 2008 in Queenstown, New Zealand. Noted wine writer Jancis Robinson has described the event as “Surely the most relaxed pinotfest ever.” The aim of the two day program of events is to educate, invoke debate, and above all, to highlight Pinot Noir regionally, domestically and internationally. It is called a Celebration as winemakers and consumers meet in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.

In 2006, the Celebration’s Formal Tasting and Historical Presentation featured Le Clos de Vougeot Vineyard. In 2008, Allen Meadows (aka Burghound) and Jean-Pierre de Smet of Domaine de l’Arlot will be presenting a formal tasting of five definitive examples of Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2004 including: Domaine de l’Arlot, Domaine Robert Arnoux, Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron, Domaine Follin-Arbelet, and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.

In addition, the Celebration will feature two major tastings of Central Otago Pinot Noir, showcasing over 35 Central Otago producers.

To register, express your interest now at Further information can also be obtained by contacting Catherine Badrak at

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