Stellar’s Jay & Aging Bubbly

We had a solstice party last night, and as is our wont opened a bottle of bubbly. I’ve had this bottle of Stellar’s Jay the Pinot Blanc sparkling wine from Sumac Ridge for a few years now. I’m pretty sure I picked it up around ’09 from the winery. Anyway, it’s a 2007 vintage. For… Continue reading Stellar’s Jay & Aging Bubbly

Henry of Pelham Wine Club

I’ve long been a fan of Henry of Pelham’s wines. They offer excellent value for the money and some of the better bottles are downright fantastic. If you think you might enjoy their wines, the winery offers a new wine club, including a prestige membership where any visit to the winery gets you a glass… Continue reading Henry of Pelham Wine Club

New Zealand Day 8, Marlborough Country

Okay, shot down to Wellington from Hawkes Bay, and after a couple of misadventures in the airport (note to self: when renting one-ways, always rent from a big car rental firm. The sign off is easier.) got on a Beech 1900D. What a hoot! Haven’t flown in one of these since commuting up and down… Continue reading New Zealand Day 8, Marlborough Country