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The town of Gore, in Central Otago, South Island, is supposed to be the Country and Western Capital of New Zealand but the Mouse was sorely disappointed when she tuned in to Cave FM from Gore and got Santa Comes to Town and other horrendous Christmas jingles.   1,089 more words

What’s in the glass tonight December 3rd

Mount Dottrel Pinot Noir Central Otago 2010 – $$$

Mount Dottrel’s ​42 hectares of vineyard lies at Parkburn, 10km north of Cromwell in Central Otago, positioned on the flats at the base of the Pisa Range, and overlooking Lake Dunstan. 81 more words

Saving the wildlife, living the high life!

This week I have caught and rescued birds (from the clutches of my cats!) found where they hide proper English marmite here, made my first kiwi mince and cheese pie and posted off all my Christmas cards! 831 more words


That Time of Year: 2014 Thanksgiving Postmortem

For lovers of the grape, “holiday” means wine time! When chance put a perfect Halloween wine in my hands, I wrote about it (here). But this fall, I found myself somewhat reluctant to write about the biggest food holiday we celebrate: Thanksgiving. 1,078 more words

Red Wine

Does it get cold in New Zealand?

Does this picture look cold?

It is a photo of Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. I shot it in winter on the road coming from St. 146 more words

New Zealand

Tau Henare breached sex offender name suppression

It has been reported over the last couple of days that ex-National MP Tau Henare named a sex offender whose identity is supposedly protected by name suppression. 689 more words


Central Otago Wine Region

Wine tour that I signed up with thru Peter Pan.
Millhouse golf resort
Most sauv blanc in Marlborough region.
Central otago wine region – Chardonnay, Pinot noir (45th parallel like burgundy), Sauvignon blanc. 74 more words