New Zealand is thriving despite vintage whiplash. After the frost-shortened 2007 harvest, the Kiwis picked more grapes and made more wine than ever in 2008, by a margin of 39 percent. But even in the push-and-pull conditions of the two current-release vintages, the country's vivid Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs continue to excel.
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