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Frost in the Valley

21 November 2003

A tough month. Hard frosts and much burnt canopy in Otago, and particularly the Gibbston Valley. Our propellers, however, seem to have minimised the damage: Unfortunately, our neighbours have suffered more (poor old Sleeping Dogs for instance seem to have been caught napping).

Our proprietor retains jollity to the last we are please to report. Probably the Dunkirk spirit. It is also remotely possible he is too drunk to care.

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Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling 2003

Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling 2003

1 November 2003

Released for Sale in New Zealand As a radical departure, today we release our first Riesling: Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling 2003. This follows our immensely successful Two...

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Central Otago Pinots Rival Burgundy

Central Otago Pinots Rival Burgundy

15 October 2003

Says English Wine Writer Jane McQuitty Glowing report from Jane McQuitty in The Times magazine, McQuitty says, "At last Burgundy has a serious new world rival!" While...

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Flawed Science

Flawed Science

28 September 2003

Dodgy Research. Don't Try This At Home Notting Hill, London - In a spontaneous show of enthusiasm for the recent U.K. release of Two Paddocks 2001,...

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Jancis Robinson -- Wine of the Week

Jancis Robinson -- Wine of the Week

26 September 2003

A Growing Affinity for Central's Pinots. A Delightful Review of Our Wine. In an article that represents the crumbling of the last resistance to Central Otago's gorgeous...

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Central Otago in London

Central Otago in London

25 September 2003

NZ Wineries Brief London Wine Writers and Trade Today we showed our 2001 Neill Pinot Noir, and previewed our 2002 First Paddocks Pinot Noir and 2002 The...

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Wine with Dinner

Wine with Dinner

23 September 2003

A Reunion After 25 Years Tonight our proprietor dined lavishly at one of our favourite restaurants, St. John, with Roger Donaldson of Sleeping Dogs Wines and Michael...

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Two Paddocks Around the World

Two Paddocks Around the World

18 August 2003

Neill Pinot Noir 2001 Has Shipped to Stockists in Australia and the UK. As of this week Two Paddocks is properly available in the UK. Huzzah! At...

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Sex in a Glass

Sex in a Glass

30 July 2003

Excellent Reviews, New Releases; Good News All Around. Addicted as we are to reviews good or bad, given our thespian roots, we are thrilled by our latest...

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Three Wines Bottled

Three Wines Bottled

6 April 2003

Our First Single-Vineyard Pinots. Also a Move to Stelvin Closures to Prevent Cork Taint. This month we have proudly bottled three individual Pinot Noirs. The first, Two...

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