New Zealand and Oregon wines compared

Giesen's Clayvin Vineyard in New Zealand

Florencia Gomez, an Argentine-born, London-based oenologist turned MW candidate, lent us a hand this busy autumn season, joining Julia at a tasting of wines from Oregon and New Zealand. Above, Giesen's Clayvin Vineyard, source of this report's highest-scoring wine.

Florencia writes On 6 November, two groups from opposite ends of the Earth – Wines of Oregon and Wines of New Zealand – came together at 67 Pall Mall in London to present a tasting designed to highlight the similarities between their regions.

The event’s title, ‘Wines from the edge’, refers to the regions’ latitudes, which are near the edge...