Camping wines! Whit drank the Bermejo Tinto and the Les Heretiques and the Chidaine Touraine Rouge while she went camping with the gals.
-‘Where in the World‘ Clue 1: This wine region can lay claim to having the most southerly vineyards in the world. It is also has the only truly continental climate in the country. Christina was there in January. The sun was shining, and summer was in full swing.
Wine Whine: Wines/drinks that comfort us when we’re sick.
–Loire Valley reds. Here’s one we recommend from our favourite producer, the wild man Olivier Cousin: ‘Pur Breton’ available from PJ Wines in NY amongst others for around $19. In the UK try Les Caves de Pyrene.
—Aperol and Chinotto
What the What? Shiraz. Have a listen on Forvo.
-‘Where in the World’ Clue 2: This region’s latitude is the southern hemisphere equivalent to both Burgundy and the Willamette Valley in Oregon, both famed for their production of Pinot Noir. So it’s not surprising that Pinot also finds itself an extremely comfortable home in this region too, making some of the best in the country (and I think the world!)
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–Where in the World last clue: Christina willingly threw herself out of a plane at 15,000 feet over the ‘Southern Alps’ of Queenstown, famous for being the home of adventure sports, and about 45 minutes away from the wine region that Carmen Grape-iago is in!
-‘Where in the World’ Reveal: Central Otago!
–Winery of the Week: Felton Road! Here’s what Christina wrote about them in her blog: http://www.winewithchristina.co.uk/index.php/2011/03/a-love-letter-to-felton-road/
You can find Felton Road wines all over the US and UK for about $19-37 or £12-18. Pop the name into Wine Searcher for the closest retailer to you.