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Is this Still a Holiday? Day 3

I woke up cold, at about 4am on a bench outside the front door of the Omakau Hotel. My feet were especially frozen so I went for a little walk to try to warm them up. 518 more words

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What's in the glass tonight April 13th

Gibbston Valley Rosé Central Otago 2013 – $$

Now this was a nice rosé. Deep salmon strawberry blush colour. 12.5% alcohol.

Bouquet of sweet strawberry fruit, jellybeans, raw cut pumpkin, and funnily, newsprint paper. 21 more words

Early Snow - Polar Plunge in Central Otago

Down south in Central Otago recently for a mountain bike event.  Thankfully gorgeous day for the event – chilly start but sunshine for the most part – typical autumn weather……. 378 more words


Five of the best Whites from Sweeney's Wine Fair

Sweeney’s Wine Merchants in Glasnevin recently held a Wine Fair to celebrate 60 years of business, and 10 at their current home on Hart’s Corner after 50 years closer to town on Dorset Street.   886 more words

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The Race to the Sun. And Back from the Sun.

Akarua Rua Pinot Noir Central Otago 2013 – $$

LG and I returned from Bali today. 9 hours flying time. We left fine weather and 30C  temperatures to return to Wellington and rain and what feels like 5C!  185 more words

What’s in the glass tonight March 28th

The Tarbabies Graperide Dinner 2015

Most of the usual suspects from the cycling crew I roll with rocked up to the Twelve Trees Restaurant at the Allan Scott Vineyard to enjoy a communal dinner Saturday night following our exploits competing in this year’s Graperide 101km Cycle event. 131 more words

Autumn in Central Otago 3

The fields of colouring grape leaves, the yellowing willows against the brownish hills, the strong shadows and the touches of green pines made me paint another quick watercolour.

Watercolour, 9 by 14cm