Monthly Archives: September 2011

What I’ve been drinking – 003

A Central Otago Night, amongst the mud pools of Rotorua,  in a little piece of France. We set up camp in Rotorua a place famous for its Hot Springs and Mud Pools, not so famous for the all pervasive stench … Continue reading

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New Zealand regions – Gisborne

We had a bottle 2010 Shotberry Chardonnay by Crazy by Nature at the River Hotel in Gisborne over diner, we chose this wine from what was a very short list, shorter than their range of beers. As this wine originated … Continue reading

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From The Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

What I’ve been drinking 003 The lest said about the RWC after our loss to Ireland, the better, now there is always a positive to take from any game, this one, at least the seats and view where good so … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 002

Recently we had lunch in Melbourne at Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons and had a bottle of 2009 Castellare di Castellina, it was impressive, a very approachable Chianti Classico, from what is believed to be an exceptionally good vintage. Even though it … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 001

A winning wine, maybe, I was watching the Wallabies Tri Nations win on Saturday night with Acepfv and The Pensioner and the wine we drank was a 1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape and it was way better than the last … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

It’s back to Melbourne and dinner at MoVida, this time it was MoVida Aqui their newest creation, I will say little about the food as it does not need another review, except to say the truly great, innovative food they … Continue reading

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