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Straight to the Pool Room – April 2017

A trio of new additions for the Land of Nod:

Giles Robin ‘Alberic Bouvet’ Crozes-Hermitage 2014 – $$$ – drink 2021-2024. This was the standout (affordable) wine from the recent Giles Robin Tasting I attended. 59 more words

Where in the World to Tie the Knot?

When deciding on a place to wed, it is more than just picking a venue around the corner.

Couples these days are more than likely to come from different cities and even different countries all together. 802 more words

Daisy And Lace

Earth Now, South Island, New Zealand.

Travelling around the South Island of New Zealand is like being immersed in an old Cinerama movie. The skies seem too big, the mountains too austere, the clouds too close, the Autumn colours more vivid. 69 more words


An unexpected trip to the middle of nowhere.

We haven’t been away for a while so we decided to nip away up towards central Otago just overnight, a mini break seriously needed right now by both of us. 1,073 more words

Central Otago

Mud House Pinot Noir 2014

Part of a handful of wines that my friend Curly Haslam-Coates, left me after teaching a WSET session. Going by the wines, pretty sure the theme was “certain wines from these places should taste like this.” 57 more words

Tasting Notes

Top Selection of Reds [Make Mine a Double #29]

Here are a couple of fab reds from Top Selection, an interesting UK-based boutique wine merchant:

Habla de la Tierra Vino de la Tierra de Extremadura 2014 (13.5%, £14 from… 420 more words


Found in Patearoa

Below is a poem I wrote. The poem grew from some experiences I had. From this poem grew a sculpture; a sort of replica of the sandals mentioned in the poem. 318 more words