The Drinking Hour podcast: The story of wine in Marlborough

In episode 154 of The Drinking Hour, David Kermode charts the story of wine in Marlborough, a region of New Zealand that rose to global fame for the quality of its Sauvignon Blanc

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A Marlborough winery at sunset
A Marlborough vineyard at sunset

Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s most influential winemaking regions, producing some top quality wines that have gained great reputations and loyal fans around the world.

In episode 154, David Kermode explores what makes this region so unique, while Oz Clarke OBE recalls the memorable occasion he tried Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the first time. Talking about their own experiences in the region, David is also joined by several leading winemakers, including Cloudy Bay’s Daniel Sorrell, Heather Stuart from St Clair, and Matt Thompson, co-founder of Blank Canvas. While the region might be best known for its signature white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, this week’s guests are eager to highlight what other riches Marlborough can offer the wine lover.

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