Pinot Noir wine from New Zealand
Thought for the day…” They talk about the speed of light, but what is the speed of darkness”
“If a mime artist is arrested, does the policeman tell him that he has the right to remain silent? ”
Off to New Zealand for the photo today and to the very scenic Lake Hayes near Queenstown. Apart from being very scenic, Lake Hayes is also home to some good wineries, such as the famous Amisfield (which also includes a restaurant). This area (Central Otago) has now become famous for quality pinot noir wines, although in the 1860s it was the scene of the Central Otago Gold Rush. Until the 1970s, there were few vineyards, but since then they have expanded rapidly, helped by the perfect climate, being protected by high mountains and having hot, dry summers and a short, cold winter. Pinot Noir grapes originated in the Burgundy region of France, but are a difficult grape to cultivate and also to convert into wine. Pinot noir is also used in the production of champagne. Looking at the photo below, it is hard to believe that Queenstown Airport, which is just a few kilometres away (in the back left of the photo) handles over 1.2 million passengers a year, many of them heading for Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.
and a photo out of the archives…..a new photo made to look old. The outdoor museum in Ballarat, Australia.
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