Otago Region http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28956/all en New Zealand's 'upstart' pinot noir thrives beyond Burgundy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/new-zealands-upstart-pinot-noir-thrives-beyond-burgundy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand actor Sam Neill has a faraway look as he recounts his first glass of fine Burgundy wine 34 years ago -- an epiphany that inspired him to become a pioneer of French-style pinot noir in his homeland.</p> <p>"It was so incredible, a moment like Paul on the road to Damascus," the "Jurassic Park" star told AFP, proudly clutching a bottle from his own Two Paddocks vineyard in South Island's Central Otago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/new-zealands-upstart-pinot-noir-thrives-beyond-burgundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment New Zealand Otago Region Pinot noir Sam Neill Wine AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742529 at http://www.globalpost.com