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Our last morning in the B&B saw more home-made muffins and bread for breakfast with lashings of home-made jam. Being woken up by BeeJay the Birman kitty purring on our bed we got ready for our day pottering round the vineyards making some purchases for our time in the camper van. Much to our surprise (and excitement) our hostess offered us the …
As I try and think back to describe today, I find myself running short of superlatives. If the South Island is to continue in the current vein there surely won't be enough left to keep me going for the next 3 weeks. Aware that others read this as well as us, I'll try and hold back on the repetitive gushing and let the photographs do the talking …
The queue for the ferry across to the South brought our first real experience of the dreaded 'Brits Abroad', which we were hoping to avoid here in NZ. A large group of lads in their early twenties rolled around the ferry, drinking their way through their hangovers, being generally loud and ignorant and smelling like a brewery. Whether it was just …
... opened at 11 am, by 11:25 there was still no sign of action, so we moved on, heading north to the Havelock/Nelson area, in pursuit of the Beer Trail! So glad we got to spend time in the legendary Marlborough wine region, but sorry that we don't have more offerings of their fine wines at home in our liquor stores...there really is a remarkable range, currently untapped!
Off to the north of the south...!!
T & D ...
... of those lovely flavour variations in wine come from the type of yeast used. Some yeasts will give more fruity characteristics while others more floral. Dip tape (a very long measuring tape with a metal plate on the end) is used to calculate the volume of juice in the tank and then the amount of yeast required to inoculate the juice is worked out. First the yeast need to be dissolved in water at a temperature high enough ...
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