Posted by: angelareddin | March 31, 2015

Back to the wine Judging circuit with a vengeance! Imbibe Sommelier Wine Awards in February and now with the International Wine and Spirit Competition. I am going to be judging wines with the IWSC until September – No! not every day! I have confirmed 34 days with them from now. Also, getting on the the Circle of Wine Writers tasting programme. Keynote speaker at this year’s London Wine Fair is Jose, owner and visionary from O.Fournier. A family run operation which spans 2 continents and 3 Countries – Chile, Argentina and Spain. Co- hosting with me will be Steven Spurrier and Stephen Brook. I am still involved very much with New Zealand and Australia and am hoping to keep up my Burgundy qualifications. And my ‘other’ job is to get this website listening to my much more frequent posts!

Posted by: angelareddin | April 21, 2013

I am looking forward to going to Austria on a wine trip with the Circle of Wine Writers. As usual, our itinerary is pretty full on, as it should be, and I welcome getting as much information and visual knowledge with our hosts as I possibly can.

I am also very much looking forward to the culinary treats and local cuisine that I am sure we will sniff out.

Posted by: angelareddin | April 21, 2013

Long time ago this was set up for me. I am still nervous about working in this media but here goes (again!)

Posted by: angelareddin | February 25, 2010

Kings of Kiwi – Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa

The Grand Finale Dinner of New Zealand’s Pinot Noir event, held in Wellington announced a new honour to be bestowed upon two of New Zealand’s foremost Pinot Noir producers, Ata Rangi in Martinborough and Felton Road in Central Otago.  Each were given the title of “Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa” which translates from Maori as “Grand Cru or Great Growth of New Zealand”.  Presented by Alastair Maling MW, Chairman of Pinot Noir 2010, who said “Known as Tipuranga Teitei o Aoterea, this award recognises those who have taken the time to evolve and develop Pinot Noir.  They are considered a Premium Producer of Pinot Noir; the top echelon and an inspiration to the rest of the industry.  This award is a uniquely New Zealand one, combining terroir with winemaking philosophy and consistent quality.  It can only be achieved with vine age, wine quality and undouubted global recognition”.  Both recipients were initially stunned by the surprise announcement but clearly honoured and humbled.  Attributing their success to their “unique pieces of dirt”, winemaking philosophies and their hardworking, dedicated family teams.  “This came as a complete surprise” said Nigel Greening, owner of Felton Road, who received the award with Blair Walter, winemaker at Felton Road since the beginning.    Clive Paton, Ata Rangi’s founder said “it is extraordinary to reflect back and consider how far we have come in 30 years, yet be aware that this is really only the start of the Journey”.

Posted by: angelareddin | February 24, 2010

I have a website!