Category Archives: wine

how deep in the valley

There was a newspaper article recently about impulsive online shopping while drinking and how the purchasers (what they called “boozy shoppers”) often regretted their choices. We recently had an experience doing this, but were thrilled with the results. A few weeks … Continue reading

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A yabbie dabbie doo Chrissie

So, what did we do on our first real southern hemisphere Christmas (we say real because last year we were in Ushuaia, Argentina but that was a novelty…a vacation, not how we live)? Well, on Christmas Eve we had dinner … Continue reading

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pickers and permanent people

When we went to Young a couple of weeks ago, we sort of jumped the gun.  A variety of other plans throughout the week got shifted, so we ended up with a free Saturday and we really wanted some cherries. … Continue reading

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capital radio

We’ve both been on the road this week, so not a lot of blogging time. The hilarious thing is that we both went to Canberra for work, separately. We overlapped a night – had some pretty good Moroccan pizza on … Continue reading

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Young and restless

A couple of weeks ago, while driving back from a work trip to Bathurst (CSU has a campus there, so we’ve both been a few times), Dan left a trail of cherry pits from Young to Cootamundra. He had just … Continue reading

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“The festival will start small…”

This was a line in the Daily Advertiser article about the first Wagga multicultural festival, that took place last Saturday.  We heard about it a few weeks ago, and were thrilled at the thought of food and entertainment from around … Continue reading

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Hot and stickie

When we told people in Canada (those who know about wine) what part of Australia we were going to, most had no idea where the Riverina was located. It is actually a distinct wine region, but not a famous one. … Continue reading

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