Southern escapes
Jan11

Southern escapes

By Corazon Miller Winter, summer, rain, snow or shine – there will always be a situation when some time out is called for. Personally there is nothing better than just a short weekend trip away to leave me feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the week ahead. Here are four hotspots within a short distance of Christchurch that will give Cantabrians in need of a break the perfect quick holiday fix. From luxury lodges to mountain...

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Indonesia’s Island Collective
Jan11

Indonesia’s Island Collective

Gili T Islands Just a short two hour, exciting (or terrifying – depending on how much of a thrill-seeker you are) fast-boat trip away from the Bali shores, are a set of picturesque atolls which promise a tranquil island holiday. Crossing the Wallace line from the Oriental region over to the northernmost tip of the Australasian region, you will find the West Nusa Tenggara province and three of its most attractive gems – the Gili...

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Wild South Pinot Noir
Jan11

Wild South Pinot Noir

This little number was named ‘Best Red Wine Buy of the Year’ in this years ‘Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines 2012’. The 2010 Wild South Pinot Noir is known for its intense bouquet of cinnamon and spice which flows into a wonderfully rich fusion of ripe cherries and omega plums. The palate gives a seamless flow of velvet tannins mixed with warm earthy notes and zesty baked plums add to an intense lingering finish. RRP: $18.99...

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Sleep In Luxury At Grasmere Lodge
Jan11

Sleep In Luxury At Grasmere Lodge

Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Grasmere Lodge is at the heart of an operational grand pastoral station surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. Set idyllically with the Canterbury hills at its back the lodge promises a whole other world of peacefulness and serenity. Built in 1858 the original limestone homestead is, today, the centre of the lodge, promising a luxurious stay with top-class personalised service. Choose from a lodge...

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Meet The Lone Goat
Jan11

Meet The Lone Goat

This vineyard situated on Burnham School Road, established by the Giesen Brothers has been producing outstanding wine for nearly three decades and has over the years been awarded various accolades. Give the team at Lone Goat and call and arrange your own winery and vineyard tour; meet Ella the goat, a mischievous madam who is also the inspiration behind this vineyard’s unique name. Stop on by and taste Lone Goat’s special pinot noirs,...

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WEKA Apple Cider
Jan11

WEKA Apple Cider

This delicious Weka Apple Cider is perfect for summer. Made from 100 percent Nelson grown apples and is fermented with French oak at cool temperatures to preserve the fruit flavours and crispness on the palate.  Weka Apple Cider has a typical green apple aroma and the clean refreshing taste is finished nicely with medium sweetness. RRP: $13.50 Available from: supermarkets and liquor stores...

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