Monday, April 28, 2008

Wine Tasting Night

We went to another tasting at Pomeroy's on Tuesday but this time instead of beer, it was a showcase for Tohu wines. Tohu has vineyards in Marlborough and Gisborne and has a distinctly Maori element with their name possibly (and I could be wrong) based on Tohu Kakahi who was a leader in the 1870's and organised passive resistance against the occupation by the whites and the company ran by a Maori trust.

Getting back to the wine, Tohu produce around five varities including sauvingnon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir. Not only did we get to sample the wines but each glass was accompanied by hors d'oeuvres designed to compliment each other including salmon and pork belly which was on the whole quite delicious.

Two highlights for me were the Gisborne oaked chardonnay and the Marlborough Pinot Noir which is some of the best wine I've tasted in New Zealand.

Next month hosts a bourbon tasting night which should prove interesting...


Blogger Jenny said...

Actually tohu means emblem, if I remember rightly from the little speech that yer wan gave us before she cracked open the first bottle.

It is lovely lovely lovely wine, and the food that night was great too (for fish-eating non-vegetarians, anyway). It was certainly money well spent.

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