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Glengarry's Sunday ramblings of all things vinous, grain and glorious. The Sunday Sediment. Issue Ninety-Two Sarah, Welcome to the Ninety-Second 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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PYRAMID VALLEY A PREMIUM PRODUCER GETS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

There have been considerable changes at the globally-lauded and uncompromising Pyramid Valley biodynamic vineyard of late, leaving aficionados wondering if their beloved winery would still be the same. With its founders moving on, Pyramid Valley has been purchased by Steve Smith MW and Brian Sheth. The new team also includes exEscarpment winemaker Hugh Kinch. Those troubled fans can breathe easy: Pyramid Valley is as good as it ever was, and in some instances, possibly better. There are two distinct ranges: The Appellation Series is a set of wines where the fruit is sourced from various parts of New Zealand and the wine made at Pyramid Valley using its key practices, while the Botanical Series consists of four wines from the four very distinct aspects of Pyramid Valley’s own terroir. Read More.. 2


PINOT NOIR | CALIFORNIA

Defining Californian Pinot Noir in a few words is tricky, given that the styles and character can differ considerably. However, comparing Californian Pinot Noir to the rest, one can opine that, generally, the fruit is a little riper and sweeter, the wines more overt and generous, with a luscious rounded aspect. Read More...

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PINOT NOIR | GERMANY

Known for its white wines, Germany nonetheless has a long history of Pinot Noir production. It leans more towards the fruiter styles of its New World counterparts than the ethereal Burgundian expressions, with the wines somewhat difficult to find here. In Germany, Pinot Noir is known as Spstburgunder. Read More..

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PINOT NOIR | CHILE

Chile’s winemaking focus was for many years centred around Santiago and the Central Valley, where the level of heat was no friend to Pinot Noir. With viticulture now flourishing from the tip to the toe of this long and narrow land, the climatic diversity provides patches where more moderate temperatures ensure slow, even ripening and Pinot Noir has found its Chilean home. Read More..

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YALUMBA | THE NEW SAMUEL'S COLLECTION

In a celebration of heritage and longevity, the new Yalumba range is named for its founder, Samuel Smith, who got things rolling right back in 1849. The Samuel’s Collection caters to an emerging hankering for good quality, easy drinking wines at wallet-friendly prices. Indeed, these vinos drink like they could cost a lot more than they do. They serve as a gateway to Yalumba’s premium tier wines, with the whole set sustainably grown and vegan friendly. Read More..

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TASTINGS AND EVENTS

MILLTON & CASTAGNA - WITH JAMES MILLTON AND JULIAN CASTAGNA | THORNDON & VICTORIA PARK Millton and Castagna are Australasia's

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pioneering biodynamic wineries. James Millton

WHEN: Wednesday 1 May

started New Zealand's first organic and

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park,

biodynamic wine estate in 1984, on the banks

118 Wellesley St West Auckland

of the Te Arai river near Gisborne. His Clos de

TIME: 7.00pm

Ste. Anne wines are some of the finest (and hardest to find) wines in New Zealand. Julian

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Castagna had a successful career in film and advertising, before planting his vineyards in 1996 at 500m altitude in Beechworth Victoria. James Millton was his early mentor, and was a

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powerful influence on the possibility of

WHEN: Thursday 2 May

biodynamics. These are some of the most

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

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exciting (and un Australian) wines in Australia,

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon

with a style and precision all of their own. For

TIME: 6.00pm

the very first (and probably only) time , these two inspiring winemakers will be presenting a

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tasting together. This will be a fantastic evening of stunning wine and insights not to be missed.

MEZCAL MASTERCLASS GRACIAS A DIOS | JERVOIS ROAD Join in on the Mezcal revolution at Glengarry Spirits with Xaime Niembro, owner of Gracias a Dios Mezcal. We will begin the evening with a Mezcal cocktail, see why bartenders across the globe have fallen in love with this spirit, before tasting through the range by Gracias a Dios, which includes the very limited Pechuga Mezcal.

WHEN: Tuesday 7th May WHERE: Glengarry Jervois Rd,

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54 Jervois Rd Ponsonby TIME: 7.00pm

NEW ZEALAND REGIONAL TASTING - HAWKE'S BAY | JERVOIS Join our sommelier, Grant Dingwall, in the cellar at Jervois Road to discover the Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's oldest continual wine producing region. Come and join us to taste our way around the region top producers such as Black Barn, Te Mata, Pask, Craggy Range, Brookfields, Villa Maria and Vidal Estate. As always, the wines will be accompanied by a

WHEN: Wednesday 8 May

selection of dishes from Dida's Wine Lounge.

WHERE: Glengarry Jervois Rd,

Book now as there are only 12 seats available.

54 Jervois Rd Ponsonby TIME: 7.00pm

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MAISON MUMM CHAMPAGNE WITH OPHELIE NEIL | THORNDON Mumm Champagne has been at the heart of the Champagne region since before 1827. Originally from Germany the Mumm family was already in the wine business but they were attracted to Champagne by the quality of the outstanding sparkling wines in the Champagne district. From the outset quality was the watchword and so it has remained for all its

WHEN: Wednesday 15th May

successors. This approach is encapsulated in

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

the motto penned by Georges Herman Mumm

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-"only the best". We are lucky to have Ophelie,

TIME: 7.00pm

the Brand Ambassador for Maison Mumm, on hand to not only share the history but take us through fabulous range of Champagne from NV to Prestige. Read more....

VEGA SICILIA MASTERCLASS | VICTORIA PARK Do not miss this very special tasting. Few wineries have a history as distinguished as that of Vega Sicilia. Founded in the 1860’s in Ribera del Duero, its top cuvée ÚNICO was the first great wine of Spain, with an almost unlimited cellaring potential. Until recent decades it was the only Spanish wine collected and coveted throughout the world.

WHEN: Thursday 16 May WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park

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118 Wellesley Street, Auckland TIME: 7.00pm

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WORLD WHISKY DAY | VICTORIA PARK One of our favourite days of the year! Join us for our 3rd edition of the massive World Whisky Day tasting. Our aim is to ensure we have as many new releases for you to experience. Single Malt, Bourbon, Irish, Kiwi, Japanese, Wood finishes, Old Malts and young, join us for what will be a fantastic day! Is there something you wish to sample, let us know! Last year

WHEN: Saturday 18 May

there were over 150 Single Malts to try, expect

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park

it to be bigger and better this time round. You'll

118 Wellesley Street, Auckland

even get a Glencairn glass to keep, plus the

TIME: 2.00pm-5.00pm

Jack Daniels grill will be there serving up some awesome BBQ. This event will run from 2-5pm. Read more....

BOLLINGER LA GRANDE ANNÉE 2008 RELEASE WITH GUY DE RIVOIRE | VICTORIA PARK The new release of a La Grande Année (the great year) from Champagne Bollinger is always an occasion. This year is something very special indeed. The 2008 vintage is one of the finest in history for the region, and possibly the greatest vintage Bollinger ever made. A WHEN: Tuesday 21 May

truly artisan product, each bottle is touched

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park

around 40 times in this incredibly costly and

118 Wellesley Street, Auckland

complex process. Read more....

TIME: 7.00pm

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

Jak Jakicevich

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