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New Zealand Pinot shines in the Drinks Business Pinot Masters

The Drinks business has published its Pinot Masters results, and a quick tot up of Gold and Masters awards shows some surprising results. New Zealand is clearly on top in blind tastings while USA and Australia made a good showing. But the spiritual home of Pinot Noir, Burgundy, did not do well at all, scooping just 2 awards.

The top country with 15 Gold or Master awards was New Zealand. The Marlborough region dominated with 7, with Central Otago winning 5. The USA came second with 9 Gold or Master awards, where the results where scattered, although the Californian San Luis Obispo County’s sub region of Edna took home 4 awards. Australia came in third with 6.