SHORT & SHARP
World best wines
Central Otago wines were again among the best in the world at the prestigious UKbased International Wine and Spirit Competition last week. Top pinot noir went to Ceres Composition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010, while a gold medal was awarded to Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Pinot Noir 2010. A gold medal was also awarded to Rockburn for its 2009 chardonnay.
The Shaping Our Future team are holding a public forum to hear recommendations by the energy task force it established to find ways to develop cheaper power bills, resilience against energy price shocks, power company accountability and developing natural energy resources. The forum is tomorrow at 4.30pm at Queenstown Lakes District Council offices in Queenstown and Wanaka. The offices will be linked by video conferencing.
Millbrook’s third gong
Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has won the title of New Zealand’s Best Golf Resort at the World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year. Millbrook director of golf Brian Spicer said the win was an important recognition in the lead-up to the resort’s inclusion in next year’s New Zealand Open.