March 14, 2017

Pinot Noir New Zealand 17 Speech

14 March 2017 | by Andrea Frost

In January this year, 700 people from 20 countries travelled to Wellington on the south of the North Island of New Zealand for the Pinot Noir Celebration, a three day event described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet”.

The celebration showcased the very best of New Zealand Pinot Noir and attracted some of the best international minds on the subject. Speakers included the world’s most influential wine writer Jancis Robinson, proprietor of Two Paddocks and actor Sam Neill and musician come winemaker Maynard Keenan.

I was invited to talk about new threads to communication in wine writing. This is an excerpt of my speech with some comments and reactions below.

‘Frosty is my wine crush. She writes and speaks on wine in a totally original way – and has more insights than we in the world of wine really deserve. She is also hilarious, which is probably the most important thing …’ — Sam Neill, Itinerant Actor and Proprietor of Two Paddocks.
‘Listening to Andrea Frost talk about wine and wine communication is like listening to a beautiful orchestra. A pleasure to hear her speak.’ – Natalie Corkery, New Zealand Wine