As it’s the weekend, I’ve picked one of my favourite ‘treats for the weekend’ wines, especially if you’re staying in. From the world’s southernmost wine region, in the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island, Central Otago, the coldest, driest part of the country. An area of craggy mountain ranges, and beauty, it also happens to make some of the best Pinot Noir wines in the world. Pinot Noir, the grape of Red Burgundy is a delicate, and shy treasure, which loves cool climates, so it’s happy here! Given some of the prices around, this one is superb value, packed with luscious, raspberry-scented fruit; perfumed aromas, seamless elegance and silky soft. Works a dream with any game dish (I tried it with venison), seared duck breasts, roast pork, and anything with mushrooms or truffles as a theme. And yes, it also works with more fleshy fish dishes.