The man who joined me for coffee at the community table introduced himself as a "Sparky." "I'm an electrician," he said, motioning to his truck parked outside the convenience store-coffee shop on the town's main drag.
When he asked what brought me to Martinborough, the subject quickly turned to wine. He knew enough about the state of affairs with New Zealand wine to appreciate the country's present oversupply amid a clumsy global economy. Many wine stores had slashed prices, and because of that he was drinking better wine now than ever before.
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