DEVOTED TO PINOT NOIR “She’s very delicate and has to be handled with care” We exchanged a glance. Did the vintner just refer to the grapes as a “she”? Yes, such is the devotion to one particularly fickle varietal, the elegant and delicate light red Pinot Noir, in this unique and decidedly boutique wine region.
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AN EPICURE IN AUCKLAND Away from the sleaze and grime of Auckland’s Karangahape Road and red light zone, known by the locals as K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade offers respite for the weary traveller or local. The arcade, named after the patron saint of Dublin, offers an old colonial shabby-chic sanctuary from the craziness of
New Zealand’s Northern Explorer Arriving at Auckland’s oddly named Britomart Station (yes, it sounds like a cheap goods shop) smugly bolstered by my ‘local knowledge’ with plenty of time to spare, I approached the service desk.