I (nearly) forgot to mention the wine………………

I forgot to mention the wine………as you will know, New Zealand produces some very good wines; its fourteen hundred kilometer top to tip distance which embraces various climatic conditions allows for the growing of many different grape varieties……..I have for many years been a fan of their excellent Sauvignon Blanc’s, however, since arriving on this visit, I have been introduced to, and smitten with, some of their Pino Gris’ ……….It is a slightly aromatic wine, with a very pale peachy blush to its colour and is bursting with all of those (pretentious) fruit flavored descriptions that we all hate so much……….so, you white wine lovers, Pat, Liz, Sue et al, look out in your local “offie” for Pinot Gris from New Zealand; the ones that I have fallen in love with have been produced in either Marlborough or Hawkes Bay………”Monona Park” is a very good one, and if you can get over the unfortunate naming, “The Ned” is really lovely…………….

 

and if you read this Alex, I had a bottle of this in a wonderful Thai restaurant that I found in Dunedin, and it is great with Thai food, the aromatic edge offsets the spice of Thai cuisine wonderfully, without shouting at you like the Alsace aromatics (Gewürztraminer – for example) do……………………..so, I shall expect to find one on the wine list at the “Thai Pin St Margarets” on my return, it will be a great accompaniment to my “Pak Boong Fai Dang”

3 thoughts on “I (nearly) forgot to mention the wine………………

  1. hi mate,

    loving the blog, im currently in belfast on the one direction tour all is going well.

    england cricketers making there usual poor slow start to a test series but expect them to geta draw in dunedin and then crack on, missing benaulim big time this awful weather in uk really gets me down..

    i found cloudy bay wine from nz to be my favourite, enjoy the convict colony

    best

    pledge

    • Hello Pledge……..Yeah, I think they’ll probably snatch a draw; it was disappointing to sit and get soaked on the 1st day, but it was a good crack watching the boys in the nets……..I walked off of my plane in Sydney and Graham Swann was next to me, I chatted with him for 5 mins as we walked to immigration, really friendly, nice man; he was transferring to America for an operation on his elbow !

  2. You couple of little name droppers! I did have a (slow) dance with Lewis Collins once!