Who won? New Zealand Wine and Rugby

Here’s the wrap up Leslie’s adventures in New Zealand. In case you missed the previous post check them out …

For the Nelson First Fifteeen … “the winners were chosen after a blind tasting of all 45 wines – Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. The judges then selected their favourite 15 wines (the first XV) from all the wines and the country with the most wines in this selection was awarded the overall trophy.”

So who won?new zealand wine and rugby

New Zealand took award, having 7 out of the 15 selected, followed by Italy with 6 and USA with 2. Each country won a ‘best of” … New Zealand with the best Riesling, Blackenbrook Vineyard Nelson 2009, USA with best Pinot Gris, Etude Carneros 2010 and Italy with the best Gewürztraminer, Catina Tramin Alto Adige Nussbaumer 2009.

This was a fantastic international event that we hope to see again next year. As for the rugby world cup … Italy beat us, but I’m sure Leslie had fun (as all Thirsty Girls do) regardless.

Watch Leslie have fun with Craig Wilson on the water in New Zealand.

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