Back for Christmas
We have just arrived back in New Zealand to blue skies and blooming pohutukawa.
But it is so dry. Europe was grey but in total Christmas mode with street lights, acres of candles and the smell of fir and spiced wines. We started in style at London- Hixter City, Roka for best modern Japanese food and we hosted a lunch at Pied à Terre ( Neudorf Chardonnay with breast of partridge and truffle). Tim was very taken with the Quality Chop House (run by Jancis Robinson’s son Will ) – not for vegetarians.
Copenhagen was up next – terrific modern, healthy food – Geranium, Number Two, Le Sommelier are all world class. Amsterdam to pour wine and watch the All Black test in an Australian Sports bar with 24 large screens. On to Bavaria for sauerkraut and wursts of various animals, then beautiful Brussels, historic Ghent and Antwerp.
Gratifying response to the wines but good to be home and thinking about the snapper running in Tasman Bay after a few lean years.
Just arrived in the bookshops – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to NZ Wine 2015. He gives Neudorf Five Stars for: Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay, Neudorf Chardonnay, Neudorf 25 rows Chardonnay, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris, Neudorf Moutere Riesling, Neudorf Pinot Rosé, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir and Neudorf Home Vineyards Pinot Noir.
A very Happy Christmas to you all. If you are in our neck of the woods we are open every day 11 am until 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Our couriers deliver through NZ in 2-3 days (rest of the world a little longer) and we will ensure all wine ordered before December 19th is delivered in time for Christmas, assuming you don’t live on Stewart Island.