Wine and politics
There aren't many countries where the head of state would turn up at a raucous bottle party but on Saturday night I found myself sitting next to New Zealand's new prime minister at the noisy Grand Dinner that was the culmination of this year's Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in Queenstown in the heart of NZ ski country. John Key lived in Chiswick, London, when he was working for Merrill Lynch in the glory days but for the last two months or so has commuted between the official seat of power in Wellington and his family's base in Auckland. He and his wife are investors in Mount Michael winery in Central Otago,...
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