Friday, November 14, 2008

New Zealand wine podcast

My friend and fellow podcaster, Mark Tafoya, has just released an episode of his ReMARKable Palate podcast about New Zealand wines. Mark, a personal chef, has several new media projects, especially the Culinary Media Network, which this podcast is part of.

I thought this episode was really interesting. The guests talk about New Zealand and about the varieties of New Zealand wine, including some talk about what makes them different from the same varieties from other places. I was especially interested to hear about Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, which aims to make the industry completely sustainable by 2012 in order to protect the environmental integrity of their wine production, something that’s very important to New Zealanders. It was also interesting to hear about some of the things NZ winemakers are experimenting with.

You don’t have to be a wine lover to get something out of the podcast, though if you are, there’s plenty there. It has a lot of other interesting information about the country, too. Check it out—and while you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other Culinary Media Network projects, like their videos. Great stuff.

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