06 March 2010 | Marlborough District
Whine & Roses
I don't know about you, but I can only visit so many wineries before I lose interest. You hang-out in a tasting room and pay to let them lure you into buying an overpriced bottle of their latest hooch. Better you should go to the store, buy it at a discount, invite a few friends over and par-tay! My one exception to this whole charade is when there is serious entertainment being offered at said winery. We remember one of those days, don't we Sis? Three bottles is hardly a tasting but who's keeping score?
We ran into a 'Hen Party' whooping it up at the Wipara winery. A Hen Party is Kiwi- speak for the bride's bachelorette party. The ladies we're all dressed in their very unfashionable 50's/60's outfits and hooting it up. They were smart in chartering a bus and driver for the day so no one was left out of the festivities.
Say what I will about winery wine tasting. Wineries are picturesque. Maybe I'll take up painting scenes from my pictures when I get too old for this stuff. Naw, I'll just go to Italy and take pictures I can paint when I get
"I live on a big round ball.
I never do dream I may fall.
And even if someday I do,
I'll jump off and smile back at you.