Criterion Hotel

2 Market Street (Corner Market & Alfred Sts.,), Blenheim, South Island, 7201, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Blenheim

The science behind your sauvignon blanc

A travel blog entry by rachel_ttw on Apr 14, 2014

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... actually produce all of their wine in this way. It can be risky as you don't know what yeast you are using so results are unpredictable. The addition of sulphur prevents wild yeast and bacteria appearing and spoiling your wine.

During my last week I had the opportunity to spend some time working in the lab. The lab is central to the winemaking process from start to finish. Prior to harvest they will test the sugar content ...

Biking in Blenheim

A travel blog entry by alexanderdrury on Apr 10, 2014

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... dealt with. "HELLO: WELCOME!" she gushed as we made our way inside, then proceeded to take us on a whirlwind tour of Allan Scott wines and Kiwi culture. Within five minutes she'd insulted the Aussies numerous times, referred to us (affectionately) as "the Poms", sworn like a trooper, declared her undying allegiance to the British monarchy, explained the complexities of New Zealand rugby culture, described the Christchurch earthquakes and absentmindedly slagged off several of the wines ...

2 A.D. And Counting...

A travel blog entry by lj.oz on Mar 16, 2014

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Day 748 It has now been over two years since the wheels of the Boeing left the tarmac at Toronto's Pearson airport. I know when we left there were a few naysayers that thought we would not last the year in Australia. Well, we have outlasted even our own expectations. What an experience it has been. Even though we barely own anything some ways we have been richer than ever back home. We have also managed to keep one of our goals ...

Destination: Northland

A travel blog entry by khughes17 on Feb 21, 2014

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... I drove the rest of the way. We arrived in Apiti about 8.30pm. From Apiti, Donna lives about 20 minutes out in the middle of nowhere. The road is fine until we get onto the road that runs right up to Donna's house. It's a gravel road, and as we were in a rental car, I drove carefully up the road. All we needed was a little stone to hit the windscreen and that would be us buggered. So I drove up very carefully to Donna's driveway, which I forgot was a ...

Under New Management

A travel blog entry by lj.oz on Jan 18, 2014

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... that we don't rise that early. We had breakfast and away we went. In no time at all we were in Kaikoura, a whale and dolphin watching mecca. This tourist trap of a town was very busy this morning. We parked on the main street and went for a walk before finding the Saturday market. This market would be called a yard sale at home, as fruit and veg were replaced by peoples junk. We had all day to kill but spent little more of it in town. ...

Location

This hotel, located on 2 Market Street (Corner Market & Alfred Sts.,), Blenheim, is near Bubbly Grape Wine Tours (Marlborough), Wine Tours By Bike, Cloudy Bay, and Quilter's Barn - Mud Hut Complex.
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