“Let’s have a piss-up!” Oh, the Kiwi’s and their slang crack me up! This does not mean what it sounds like, instead it means, it’s time for a party! And what a party it is going to be! Before starting the party, let’s talk New Zealand for a bit: Here are some fun facts about this area’s wine regions that offers more than the Shire: 

  1. Vines were first planted in New Zealand in 1819.
  2. Marlborough is the largest wine-producing region, but Hawkes Bay is the oldest.
  3. Britain jumped started the New Zealand wine industry.
  4. Two-thirds of New Zealand wine production is white.
  5. Due to its location, New Zealand vineyards are the first on our planet to see the sun each day.

If you are interested in learning more about New Zealand wines, listen to our podcast: Or you can head to our homepage and give listen there. 

After giving the podcast a listen, be sure to join my wine friends and myself this Saturday, at 11am ET/8am PT to share their wine pairing suggestions for New Zealand wines. It is easy to join along, even if you don’t have a blog. Just tune in and follow #winePW. In the meantime, check out my friends suggestions for meals to pair with NZ wines.

Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla will be making Hāngī in a Dutch Oven + Gimblett Gravels Malbec 2017

Linda of My Full Wine Glass will be posting New NZ wine, old Sicilian dish (#WinePW)

Jane of Always Ravenous will be pairing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Paired with Fresh Flavors of Late Summer

Cindy of Grape Experiences will show how to Beat the Heat with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Chilled Cucumber Soup with Mint

Gwen at Wine Predator will be pairing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with Zesty Arugula Kale Pesto Pizza and Salad #WinePW

Jennifer of Vino Travels Italy demonstrates Seeing the Potential of North Canterbury, NZ at Mt. Beautiful Winery

David of Cooking Chat  will be pairing Tomato Caprese Salad with Pesto and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Pinny of Chinese Food and Wine Pairings will be serving New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pan-fried Chinese Potstickers

Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm will be Discovering New Zealand Wines

Sandra of Wine Thoughts will be taking A Tropical Staycation with Spy Valley E Block

Cynthia and Pierre of Traveling Wine Profs will be sipping New Zealand Chardonnay with a view of… The Pyrenees #WinePW

Rupal the Syrah Queen will be drinking New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with Grilled Mediterranean Swordfish

Nicole at Somms Table will be sharing Memories of New Zealand’s South Island with Waipapa Bay Wines.

Lori of Exploring the Wine Glass, is thankful that Humans May Only Be 5%, But They Make Great Wine #WinePW 

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