Central not about to explode with bubbles (NZ)

Central not about to explode with bubbles (NZ)

Before we get all in a tizz over Central Otago fizz, let’s put the launch of a couple of new bubblies from this part of the world, and the prospect of more, into some sort of perspective. The Deep South is not, as some might suggest, about to turn into a southern branch of Champagne, dare I mention the word for fear of upsetting the Champenoise or breaching laws which restrict its use. But the release of two new bubblies by Akarua, with another to come, is likely to see the production of only the odd new methode traditionelle by southern vineyards, writes Warren Barton in The Southland Times.

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