Sip, sip, hooray!

Well, hello friends! It’s been awhile since we last caught up, so pull up a chair.

Life has picked up a bit since my last post, I’ve been taking on some new consulting and digital marketing projects (more on that later…) Plus, there’s been HEAPS of new openings to write about in Christchurch. Riverside Market is officially up and running and The Welder isn’t far behind… With summer on our doorstep, it’s an exciting time to be in the city.

Another local event I’m looking forward to is Taste North Canterbury next Thursday. If you’ve been following along for awhile, you’ll know how much I love Waipara. North Canterbury wines are my absolute favourite and I even hosted an event with Greystone a few months ago.

While I’ve never been to Taste North Canterbury, last year looked like a ball. This year’s event is taking place at Christchurch Town Hall in the Limes Room, so you know it’s going to be gorgeous. There will be more than twenty local wineries in attendance, so you can sample everything and figure which ones are your favourites. I’m also looking forward to the food from artisan producers and tunes by North Canterbury DJs.

Tickets are almost sold out, which is wild because it’s still a week away. If you’re based in Christchurch and thinking about coming along, I’d get on that here. Your ticket price includes unlimited wine tastings (yay!) and bottomless snacks, which is such a rarity at these types of events!

In anticipation, Nancy and I ventured to NWY (Not Without You) a wine bar that serves all the best local wine and food (they even have perogies!) It’s a lovely spot to catch up over wine (we had Black Estate’s pinot noir) and the most beautiful platters. You get to choose your own cheeses, but they’re on hand to make suggestions. It’s always a treat to see businesses supporting local and serving up wineries from just up the road.

What’s your favourite drop? Are you a lover of Black Estate pinot noir as well?

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Photos by Nancy Zhou

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