24 Feb '12, 12pm

Great wines from the right terroir

Great wines from the right terroir

Medical experts have long debated the health benefits of wine. The results are still inconclusive. But if nothing else, wine forces us to slow our busy lives. We may be able to munch a hamburger on the run, but it is impossible to appreciate takeaway wine. Wine is meant to be drunk with good company in a relaxed environment. In the process, we unwind. For that reason alone, one could argue that wine in moderation must be good for us. This debate leads us to doctors John and Brigid Forrest, who launched their Forrest winery in the Marlborough region of New Zealand in 1988. Brigid was a medical doctor and John a scientist. They have long advocated the health benefits of wine. In recent years, the doctors have bought vineyards in Marlborough, Otago and the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay. All are considered the best terroir for specific types of grape: Otago for pinot n...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/17597

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