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By Stephen Heard
March 14, 2018

Pinot Palooza 2018

Five hours. One glass. 100 wines to taste.
By Stephen Heard
March 14, 2018

The event recognised as 'the largest Pinot Noir festival in Australasia' is heading back to our shores for its third year with the crowd-pulling featuring of unlimited wine tastings.

Pinot Palooza lands courtesy of Bottle Shop Concepts, the people who brought us Game of Thrones-themed wine tasting event Game of Rhones and something called "wine edutainment". Rather than confuse punters with umpteen varietals of buttery Chards, the event focusses purely on the best Pinot Noir from across New Zealand and Australia. Last year over 60 wineries were involved, including: Waipara's Black Estate, Queenstown's Gibbston Valley, Cromwell's Mt Difficulty, and Central Otago's Akarua. This year's event will be held at Shed 10 on September 8. The lineup is still yet to be announced.

The best part is that unlimited wine tastes are included in the ticket price. The enhanced VIP option will also give wine hounds to have their fill with early access from midday, a personally curated experience from a top sommelier and a food voucher. To soak up all that vino, a selection of food vendors will be on hand. Tickets go on sale June 1, 2018. Stay tuned for more info.

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