Yes, I’m “that one”

Being fussy isn’t easy, especially when you’ve written about that one yourself. In my story, it’s called Road Warrior Survival Guide.” In the air, it’s probably called Air Warrior Survival Guide… Or, at least it should be, because flight attendant service seems to be a very difficult job, these days… Having to put up with […]

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Wineries report record tourist season

The long and mainly sun-blessed Hawke’s Bay summer has seen winemakers smiling at the prospect of another fine vintage, and winery staff in general celebrating a hugely successful tourist-driven season. At Clearview Winery in Te Awanga the numbers of guests who called to wine and dine were “record breaking”, function, events and restaurant manager Kristy Paddick said. “It’s been absolutely pumping,” she said. “We had the full sign out in the driveway by about 10am most days over the holiday period.”

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Scramble for vineyard jobs in wake of cyclone

People in Vanuatu are desperate to find work in Marlborough following the devastation left by Cyclone Pam, a Blenheim vineyard contractor says. Vinepower co-director Jono Bushell has been in the island nation since before the storm, and said he had been hounded by people asking him to find them work. Many of the ni-Vanuatu vineyard workers who were in Blenheim at the time of the cyclone returned home to see their families after it hit on March 14. Speaking from Vanuatu on Thursday, Bushell said he warned the workers still in Marlborough not to return, despite knowing they wanted to check on their families.

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Adelaide Hills wine takes centre stage at Oakbank

Three of the Adelaide Hills’ top wineries will feature prominently at the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival as part of a new partnership to support the iconic event. Sidewood, Somerled Wines and Golding Wines will be served at the Carnival’s food and wine precinct, The Paddock, on Saturday, April 4 and Monday, April 6. Oakbank Racing Club Chairman John Glatz said while the event aimed to work with and support as many Adelaide Hills businesses as possible, this year it has stepped up this promise.

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Aussie wines with screw caps challenge opinions

Australian wines have challenged the views of leading wine experts at Italy’s biggest annual wine fair, Vinitaly in Verona this week, who say screw capped wines are inferior. Tyson Stelzer, Australian wine writer and host, presented five mature flagship Australian red wines under both cork and screw cap in a blind tasting. In a surprise twist, a panel of international wine professionals voted the screw-capped wines ahead of the corks. “The result was ground-breaking for Italy, where screw caps remain controversial and until recently have been prohibited on the country’s top wines,” Stelzer said.

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