Master the World Wine Tasting: The New World - Southern Hemisphere - Kit Three

Uruguay and New Zealand with Professor Timothy Buzinski

This kit contains wines from Uruguay and New Zealand, two countries located a significant distance from each other, but both are making a significant mark in the wine world. The two Uruguay wines in this kit, Tannat and Albarino are sterling examples of each variety. The grape and region that made New Zealand famous, Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough highlights a group of four wines that includes two Pinot Noirs from two different appellations on the South Island and a dry style Riesling from Central Otago, the southernmost wine appellation in the Southern Hemisphere.

Please note that this course is only available for purchasers of the accompanying tasting kit.

Your Instructor

Professor Timothy Buzinski
Professor Timothy Buzinski

Timothy Buzinski is an assistant professor in the Wine and Beverage Program at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park campus, teaching in the AOS, Bachelor’s, and Master’s programs.

Tim is a co-founder and co-owner of Artisan Wine Shop in Beacon, NY, a thriving hub for wine and spirits enthusiasts founded in 2006. He has accumulated extensive and in-depth wine knowledge and experience in multiple segments of the industry: as the sommelier / restaurant manager at The Roundhouse by Terrance Brennan; writing the Drink column for The Valley Table magazine; as the regional sales manager of acclaimed importer Robert Kacher Selections; and as assistant director of the education and training department of Charmer Industries, where he was later a Fine Wine manager. Tim graduated from The Culinary Institute of America with an AOS in Culinary Arts in 1997; he has worked in wine ever since. He holds his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and achieved the Certified Sommelier distinction from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

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