It’s the weekend (well, close enough) — time to put up your feet, toast Friday, poor Gordon Brown and whatever it is you need to justify a little tipple. We’re here to help, with a video that will even make your drinking feel informed.

In episode 4 of Cheers TV, independent sommeliers Dan Sims and Ben Edwards talk through the tricky, wonderful wine variety that is Pinot noir, with some great examples from Tassie, Victoria and NZ.

And it’s good to have guidance, because Pinot is a notoriously moody wine. It can excite and disappoint in equal measure. When it’s great, it’s sensational. When it’s bad, it’s just expensive.

Today’s tip: Why you should drink Pinot noir from a big glass

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Peter Fray

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