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Glengarry's Sunday ramblings of all things vinous, grain and glorious. The Sunday Sediment. Issue One-Hundred! Sarah, Welcome to the One-Hundredth edition of The Sunday Sediment, a collection of what’s new, what’s on and what’s happening instore at Glengarry and within the world of wine. Sip away.

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CELEBRATING THE 100th ISSUE

Wow what a great 100 issue's it has been! Thanks for sticking with us and letting us infiltrate your inbox with the wine going-on's in the world and at Glengarry. The Sunday Sediment started when we decided we wanted to send out something to people in which they could leisurely read while having breakfast in bed on a Sunday or cozy up in the afternoon for a bit of light reading on the wonderful world of wine. So sit back, relax and enjoy this extra special edition of some of our favourite articles throughout the past 100 issues.

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EMILIANA - ENTHUSIASTICALLY ETHICAL ISSUE 65

Founded by Chile’s Guilisasti family, the inspirational Emiliana Organic Vineyards are located in Chile’s Casablanca Valley, and own vineyards in some of Chile’s best winemaking areas. Their organic and biodynamic way of winemaking started out as a trial. When they saw the resulting difference in their wines, not to mention in their people, they started moving more and more vineyards over. For the team at Emiliana, this is a comprehensive, interlocking system that involves the creation of balanced vineyard ecosystems within which a host of animals, birds, insects and plants play a part in the maintenance of vineyard balance, acting as natural pesticides, weed killers and compost producers. Emiliana staff are guaranteed a fair wage, the workers offered technical scholarships and provided with land to grow their own organically cultivated fruit and vegetables. The wines themselves are very accomplished: expressive, fragrant, clean and 3


cooler in style, owing to the proximity of the sea. Read More..

THE ROLLS ROYCE OF CHAMPAGNE PRODUCERS - KRUG ISSUE 54

Krug. Even the name feels different to your run-of-the-mill champagne house, if there were such a thing. But Krug are undeniably different; their ‘entry-level’ multi-vintage Grande Cuvee – a blend of over 120 wines from ten or more years, cellared for at least seven years prior to release – is the equivalent of many higher-level offerings. Krug inhabit their own distinct universe, producing only prestige champagnes and making no compromise when it comes to time or expense. The Rolls Royce of

In fact, the company’s founder, Josef Krug,

champagne producers? Quite possibly, and it

was originally from Germany. Josef’s vision

would be entirely appropriate that they indeed

was to create the finest champagne possible

own one.

every year, regardless of variations in climate. 4


He was convinced that terroir was crucial, and to liberate the process from the rigours of being held hostage to the weather, he began to build a reserve of wines, each made of grapes from a separate plot of land with its own specific character. Josef drew upon this increasingly vast library of reserve wines to compose his prestige champagne, a practice that has been carried down now through six generations. Read More..

THE NEW TRADITIONAL ISSUE 36

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VEGAN-FRIENDLY WINES The reason not all wines are vegan- or vegetarian-friendly is down to the way a wine is clarified (i.e. made clear and bright) via a process called ‘fining’. Young wines naturally contain proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. These are in no way harmful, and most wines will eventually self-clarify. However, to hasten the process, many winemakers use fining agents. The most commonly used are casein (milk protein), albumen (egg white), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). When it comes to assessing what’s in there, it’s worth noting the label is generally not going to be of much assistance. Read More...

ORGANIC WINES Organic grape cultivation eschews the use of synthetic fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers and other artificial processes. The wines themselves are regulated through legislation that can vary from country to country. One of these certification challenges is derived from the USA, where wine and food are conflated under organic regulations. There, in order to protect various food products, the term 'organic wine' can't be applied because of the sulphur present, resulting in the designation 'made from organic grapes'. We encounter that in NZ when the producer labels both their domestic and exported product with the one label. Read More...

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SAKE - BREWING RICE INTO WINE ISSUE 21

Sake has played a significant role in Japanese culture for centuries. A favourite of the Warrior Class, Samurai would symbolically partake of sake before battle and, if things went their way, would drink it afterwards to celebrate. Like rice, sake became a form of currency. Often referred to as rice wine, sake production involves a brewing process more akin to beer (although not quite), and it is pretty much consumed as if it were a spirit. Sake travels its

Sake has its own specialised variety of rice,

own road, and as with most things to do with

called sakamai. The rice is polished to remove 7


proteins and fats, leaving behind the starch at

the Japanese, its production is nuanced to the

the centre of the rice grain. The polished rice is

nth degree in the pursuit of excellence.

then washed, soaked and steamed. A mould, known as koji, is introduced to convert the rice’s starch to sugar, and the brewers add a yeast starter to aid the fermentation. Fragrant ginjo and daiginjo sakes are best when chilled or slightly warmed, as overheating will detroy their subtleties. Namazake and namachozo sakes should be served cold or over ice, while the versatile Junmai sake may be heated, chilled or consumed at room temperature. Read More..

TASTINGS AND EVENTS

MALT CLUB | GLENMORANGIE GRAND VINTAGE 1991 LAUNCH Tonight we will be getting an exclusive look at the new 1991 Grand Vintage single malt, the 4th release in this series. With Glenmorangie one of the first distilleries to release and market a cask finished single malt we will taste through their extended maturation range, the likes of Lasanta and Quinta Ruban, before

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WHEN: Wednesday 28 August

finishing the evening with the 1991 which was

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

aged in ex Oloroso Sherry casks and finished in Burgundy barrels.

118 Wellesley St West Auckland TIME: 7.00pm

Read more....

NEW FROM THE GLENLIVET | JERVOIS RD Glengarry Spirits will play host to The Glenlivet brand Ambassador, David Wallace, to launch a new release from The Glenlivet range. Selected specifically for New Zealand, this Single Cask edition is ex American Oak and bottled at cask strength and with only 204 bottles produced we had better check one of them! We will also taste our way through the

WHEN: Friday 23 August

age range (12 year, 18 year and 25 year old)

WHERE: Glengarry Jervois Rd,

as well as the new Captains Reserve Cognac

54 Jervois Rd Ponsonby

finish.

TIME: 7.00pm

Read more....

SHADES OF ROSE | SOUTHERN FRANCE To think, 10 years ago, the word 'rose' in New Zealand meant nothing more than a beautiful flower. Fast forward to 2019 and now it’s as much a 'go to' wine style as any Marlborough Sauv, and what’s not to love? The only problem with Rose is where to start! We thought, why not run a tasting series that's all about Rose? So that's just what we've done.

WHEN: Thursday 8 August

Four nights of five star Rose tasting.

WHERE: Glengarry Mt Eden Village, 417 Mount Eden Road Mount Eden

Night one, we zoom around Southern France

TIME: 7.00pm

and compare the three appellations of 9


Languedoc, Southern Rhone, and Provence. Night two, we explore Rose's from Europe, Australia and South America. Night three, we taste Rose's from New Zealand's 2019 vintage. For our fourth and final night, we focus on Methode Traditional Rose and of course Champagne. Read more....

DEVONPORT WINE CLUB | A TASTE OF FRANCE Mark the date, a not to be missed French wine evening at your Devonport Glengarry. Let us take you on a sojourn to France to discover the beautiful wines this country has to offer. Read more....

WHEN: Wednesday 17 July WHERE: Glengarry Devonport, Cnr Clarence & Wynyard Devonport TIME: 7.00pm

BURGUNDY 2016 | THORNDON The 2016 Burgundy vintage was very complicated, you would almost think that they are getting used to this in Burgundy now as they seem to be constantly challenged by the weather, but 2016 seemed to throw everyhting at them. However the Burgundians have managed to make a silk purse out of a sows ear and produced a stunning vintage. There is a draw back and that is that yields are down, WHEN: Wednesday 17 July

so much so that it is being described as a rare

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WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

vintage. The wines are generally thought to be

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon

more classic and less weighty with intense fruit and fresh aromatic qualities. These wines are

TIME: 6.00pm

classic and unique and this is a great opportunity to gain insight in to this tricky vintage. We will taste two wines from four producers. Read more....

GLENGARRY WINE ACADEMY | STAGE TWO Over the last 20+ years, the Glengarry Wine Academy has established itself as one of the leading wine educators in New Zealand. Initially created to train Glengarry staff, it is also widely used by the hospitality industry and wine enthusiasts. Informative, but never intimidating, the Glengarry Wine Academy courses are an opportunity for beginners as

WHEN: Wednesday 17th July,

well as experienced aficionados to expand

Wednesday 24th July, Wednesday 31st July,

their knowledge and develop their interest.

Wednesday 7th August WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

In stage 2 you explore their differing

118 Wellesley St West Auckland

personalities around the world. This course

TIME: 7.00pm

dives under the cover, you learn all about the great wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and many more. Read more....

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TAKAPUNA WINE CLUB | THE WINES OF THE RHONE With a winemaking history stretching back to pre-Roman times, a long geographical spread encompassing hundreds of communes and a long list of grape varieties approved under AOC regulation, the Cotes du Rhone region produces a truly breathtaking range of wine. Rose, white, red and sweet fortified wines are all made in the Rhone, and in a range from

WHEN: Thursday 11 July

everyday good value table wine right through

WHERE: Glengarry Takapuna,

to some of the most rare and fine wines in the

Cnr Hurstmere & Killarney Takapuna

world. Despite this, the wines made there are

TIME: 7.00pm

often overlooked in favour of the more glamourous regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. In time to celebrate Bastille Day the July Takapuna wineclub will be devoted to exploring some classic examples of Cotes du Rhone, so come and hear and taste why these wines are so deserving of extra attention and acclaim. Read more....

MALT CLUB | WORLD'S SMALLEST INDEPENDENT BOTTLER, WEMYSS As an independent bottler of whisky, Wemyss (pronounced ‘weems’) is a family owned business based in Scotland and has a long association with whisky dating back to the turn of the 19th Century. Wemyss approach to whisky aims to select only the very highest quality of malt whiskies and in doing so make them more accessible and understandable by

WHEN: Thursday 11 July

using the tasting and aromas of individual

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

whiskies to identify each bottling. Book your

118 Wellesley St West Auckland

seats for July’s Malt Club early because it will

TIME: 7.00pm

sell out! We’ll have the latest release bottlings

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full of eclectic drams, hand selected by Jak Jakicevich. Read more....

CHAMPAGNE BLANC DE NOIRS Many of us know the French term Blanc de Blancs, most commonly used for a Champagne made from 100% Chardonnay. Blanc de Noirs is much less understood, literally it means "white from blacks", white wine from black grapes, in this case generally 100% Pinot Noir. As you would imagine these are generally robust, full flavoured and powerful wines, perfect for drinking in the WHEN: Wednesday 10 July

middle of winter. Our champagne expert

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

Regan McCaffery will lead us through 8

118 Wellesley St West Auckland

different wines, with the stories behind the

TIME: 7.00pm

houses and these unusual and complex examples. Expand your understanding of what Champagne can be. Read more....

MOUNT EDEN WINE CLUB | CHAMPAGNE VS WORLD With centuries of experience, and a unique terroir, is it no wonder the Champagne Region is seen as the ancestral heart of sparkling wines. Though over the recent years, we have seen the popularity of previously overlooked styles, like Prosecco, rise across the global landscape. So how does it all stack up? Tonight, we will blind taste four different

WHEN: Thursday 4 July

Champagnes against various styles from Italy,

WHERE: Glengarry Mt Eden,

Australia, NZ, and Spain. Who knows, you may

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even find a new potential favourite for an

417 Mount Eden Road Mount Eden

upcoming Mid-Winter Christmas!

TIME: 7.00pm

Read more....

HEROES OF THE BAROSSA - WITH CRAIG STANSBOROUGH & STUART BLACKWELL | AUCKLAND & WELLINGTON A very special evening with two of the greatest winemakers from the Barossa Valley. Grant Burge's family history in the region dates back to 1855, with their outstanding Meschach Shiraz one of Australias most iconic wines.

WELLINGTON WHEN: Thursday 3 July

Their chief winemaker Craig Stansborough has

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

been with the company 24 years and was AUS winemaker of the year in 2014. St Hallett has

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon TIME: 6.00pm

been producing fine wines since it was

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established in 1944. No one knows the Barossa Valley better than senior winemaker Stuart Blackwell, who has been making wine there for over 40 years. These two produce wines from some of the oldest vineyards in the

AUCKLAND

world. Craig and Stuart know the nuances of

WHEN: Thursday 4 July

the region intimately, the seasons, the soil, and

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

the varieties. They have a deep understanding

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of the rich tapestry of site and climatic

TIME: 7.00pm

variances, but also an appreciation of the

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importance of dedicated growers and ‘old vine’Shiraz.

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GRAND TASTING | WINES OF THE RHONE VALLEY WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND The Rhone Valley in Southern France is home to some to some of the greatest Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier wines in the world. Famed appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Condrieu, Cote-Rotie,Hermitage, and of course Cotes du Rhone. We have just landed

WELLINGTON

the stunning 2016 vintage, which is one of the

WHEN: Friday 28 June

greatest produced in a generation. Grab some

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

friends and join us for this epic walk-around

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon

tasting, where you have up to 3 hours to try

TIME: 4.00pm

them at your leisure. We will have a large

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selection open for tasting from $17 up to $170 a bottle, along with very special sale pricing. Try the new releases, as well as lots of older mature wines that are ready to take home and

AUCKLAND

drink straight away.

WHEN: Saturday 29 June WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

Read more....

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MALT CLUB | SMALL CRAFT DISTILLERIES OF THE WORLD As with craft beer, craft whisky has enjoyed a growing boom in the past couple decades with new distilleries popping up worldwide. There’s no rush when it comes to whisky distillation and the new kids on the block seem to welcome that. So, what does it mean to be a ‘craft distiller’ and how do they match up to the big guys in the market? Join us on the 27th

WHEN: Thursday 27 June

June as we explore their artisan with Jak

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

covering Scotland, America and New Zealand.

118 Wellesley St West Auckland TIME: 7.00pm

Read more....

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GLENMORANGIE PREVIEW WITH BRENDAN MCCARRON On the back of our successful Ardbeg "Live" tasting via Skype with Head of Maturing Whisky for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, Brendan McCarron, we are delighted to announce that Brendan will be joining us in real life with a sneak preview of the new Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. As well as taking a look at the full extended maturation range

WHEN: Monday 24 June

from Glenmorangie we will compare the

WHERE: Glengarry Jervois Rd,

current Quinta Ruban to the new, older version

54 Jervois Rd Ponsonby

that will not be released until later in the year.

TIME: 7.00pm

Read more....

That's it for this week's Sunday Sediment. Issue One-Hundred-and-One will be winging its way to your inbox next Sunday. Cheers,

Jak Jakicevich

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