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A Tale Of Two Tastings

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“It’s nearly midnight”.

Myself and KD were skirting close to that cinderella time of night, when it was best to leave before turning into something less than beautiful. We had spent the previous several hours at a lovely New Zealand wine tasting arranged by the good folks at Curious Wines. Guiding us through our suppage was Joyce Austin of New Zealand Boutique Wines, as we worked our way through 11 wines and played guess-the-grape and describe-that-taste (with, it has to be said, mixed success – frankly I blame the chili I had for dinner). We were very diligent about drinking everything that was poured for us, though, to the point of there being much giddiness at our table. Luckily, though my recall might be hazy, my notes tell me that the two which most appealed to my palate that evening were a 2008 reisling and 2006 pinotage, both from the Muddy Water winery. My wine horizons, I feel, continue to expand.

It's like this - you swirl the wine, then keep a firm grip of your glass lest anyone try to make off with it

It's like this - you swirl the wine, then keep a firm grip of your glass lest anyone try to make off with it

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Quaffing With Confidence

Cool Australia Wine Tasting

Oh maybe just a taste, then

Methinks I need to do a wine appreciation course.

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Analysis Of An Alternative Anzac

So how did a little baked something, trading under the name Macadamia Anzacs, come into being? I don’t mean the recipe, but the events leading up to this particular baking episode. You know, where some huddle of neurons got all fired up and eventually took earthly form in the shape of baked goodies. Well, it happened something like this…

Macadamia Anzac Biscuits

Macadamia Anzacs

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