A rainy day in Auckland – who’d have thought it? So instead of a ferry trip to Devonport or Waiheke Island or a tortuous drive through the verdant Waitakere Ranges to Piha or Karekare beach, I have to make do with more urban distractions. First stop… the bus stop. Not for me the long vertiginous
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Originally posted on Dr D in Oz:
AN EPICURE IN AUCKLAND Away from the sleaze and grime of Auckland’s Karangahape Road and red light zone, known by the locals as K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade offers respite for the weary traveller or local. The arcade, named after the patron saint of Dublin, offers an old…
DEVOTED TO PINOT NOIR “She’s very delicate and has to be handled with care” We exchanged a glance. Did the vintner just refer to the grapes as a “she”? Yes, such is the devotion to one particularly fickle varietal, the elegant and delicate light red Pinot Noir, in this unique and decidedly boutique wine region.