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    Family of 12 case

    Food and drink — 13 April 2015

    New Zealand Cellar:
    Hit the bottles

    Taste New Zealand’s finest wines with the country's top master sommelier

    Taste some of the best vintages of the New World at an evening with Cameron Douglas, master sommelier and leading expert on New Zealand wines. You can join Douglas on Thursday 16 April as he presents wines from New Zealand’s Family of Twelve: a group of the country’s finest boutique wineries.

    The event is being hosted by the New Zealand Cellar, a London-based specialist wine merchant that is dedicated to bringing the county’s most interesting vintages to the UK – something for which we can all be grateful. The Cellar will launch its Summer Case on the evening and, to mark the occasion, representatives from the dozen vineyards that make up the Family will offer tasting sessions to guests. Douglas, New Zealand’s only master sommelier and South Pacific Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide, will introduce the evening, explaining what the Family of Twelve mean to New Zealand wine production and why they are so important.

    The Summer Case comprises a bottle from each of the vineyards of the Family of Twelve and will be available for a reduced price on the evening of £190 (usual price £215). The 12 bottles are Kumeu River pinot gris, Villa Maria Cellar Selection syrah, Millton Te Arui chenin blanc, Craggy Range Te Muna Road riesling, Ata Rangi sauvignon blanc, Palliser Estate pinot noir, Neudorf Vineyards Tom’s Block pinot noir, Fromm La Strada sauvignon blanc, Nautilus Estate Classic Cuvée Brut, Lawson’s Dry Hills gewürztraminer, Pegasus Bay sauvignon semillon and Felton Road Elms chardonnay. Each individual bottle will also be available to buy on the night.

    Tickets to the evening are £45 and include a selection of Neal’s Yard cheeses to try alongside 12 wines. There are only 70 available, so click here now to purchase.

    thenewzealandcellar.co.uk; familyoftwelve.co.nz