Rolling gree hills, mountain glaciers, beautiful water ways, hobbits, Elves, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc. Ah New Zealand! I’m pleased to announce that Feburary 4th is New Zealand Wine Day, in association with Wine Channel TV. This will be a virtual tasting that you can all participate in, with a llive cooking demonstration as well. Celebrity Winemakers will be tuning in from Chicago, along with a live audience; there will also be some bloggers in attendance in San Francisco, and we want you to taste along! Gather up a group of friend or brave it alone, but please join us online. Be sure to stock up with a few bottles from our featured wineries at a participating retailer beforehand. Make sure you register (no charge) in advance, so we know who’s out there – and to keep in touch with all the latest from Gondor. I mean New Zealand! EVENT LINK Note: Once you’ve registered for this FREE event we’ll send you everything you need to know about how to access the virtual wine tasting online. You will also be automatically entered to win a Complexity Fine Wine t-shirt and other great Kiwi prizes! To participate, just grab a wine from the list below, and tune in. If you’re having trouble finding it locally, just use Vinquire or Wine-Searcher, some handy wine location tools. In SF, The Jug Shop is a great resource. Participating Wineries – some of my faves are on this list! Villa Maria Kumeu River Craggy Range Vinoptima (Gewurtztraminer) Trinity Hill Ata Rangi Escarpment Neudorf Palliser Cloudy Bay Nautilus Saint Clair Seresin Spy Valley (Envoy series) Vavasour Pegasus Bay Amisfield Felton Road Mt Difficulty Quartz Reef Tweet you then!