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Cuisine editor Kelli Brett shares what’s new in the world of good taste.
Here’s a great idea for setting the perfect dinner table. Mix and match your best heirloom pieces with on-trend dinnerware. Throw pink in with black, palms with florals, golds with platinums. I’m loving the design of these Wedgwood Vibrance pink plates available in a set from Smith & Caughey’s. Vibrance three-piece set (cup, saucer and 20cm plate), $229. We know Kiwis are partial to a Central Otago pinot noir, so we created the opportunity for them to develop their own unique drop. We use a variety of clones to develop the perfect pinot noir – and now we want others to be able to have a go at the blending process.
Can you take us through the steps to achieving the perfect drop?
Taste each wine individually, then start blending. It’s important to have fun and experiment, but start with a small amount of each clone and build up from there.
Blending is an art – are we guaranteed something drinkable?
Don’t forget to taste as you go! Each clone is different in terms of flavour and texture. From hints of chocolate and leather to rich, ripe red fruit, each bottle brings something very different to the table”.
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