Bald Hills boutique vineyard near Cromwell, New Zealand has won three trophies in the same competition for the same wine, and viticulturist Gary Crabbe is delighted.
The Bald Hills 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir won the Best Pinot Noir, Best Red Table Wine, and Best Wine of Competition trophies in the 2018 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Ask three wise sommeliers to name a few wine regions noteworthy for consistent value and you'll get no shortage of intriguing answers. Surprisingly, you also may get very little overlap. That's how big the wine world has become. I conducted the exercise recently and was directed all over the map (or, rather, almost all over; predictably, there were zero votes for California, Burgundy and the Médoc).
The center of our planet a distance which, as the crow flies, is about the same as taking a flight from Pittsburgh to Paris in France is about 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit (6,100 degrees Celsius), or about as hot as the surface of the sun.