Born in Scotland was an Air Force Brat so trotted / schooled in various places around the world before finishing in Cambridge (UK).
Villa Maria (where I think half of the NZ wine industry have come via) - have fantastic long term ties with the ‘after VM' and still ‘with VM' employees!
Working at East Anglia Regional Health Board on the research side - I was the typist ...
Getting into the wine industry - instead of being on the outside looking in!
On holiday with my parents at a tender age of 14 and trying various Rieslings in the Mosel region - if I could only drink one grape variety this would be it - oh and George / Villa Maria for my NZ influence.
Many past various horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, Guinea pigs, chickens (do they count) and Priscilla the pig in my life time - at present we are without.
Have to take some Rieslings from NZ and Mosel - and a large selection of cheeses.
My parents - lost my dad in my teens so would like to know him from an adult's perspective and my mum who was a great friend as well. It would be nice for them to meet Raymond - my partner. I think dad would appreciate Raymond's warped humour! Oh and a special guest for Raymond - Captain James T Kirk of Star Trek.
Being given a Commodore 3 litre car by Villa Maria and told ‘go north' (from Auckland) - after 6 months I realised I could really sell and loved being ‘paid' to travel in such a beautiful area!
Believe in the wonderful quality of wine that we produce and that we do not have to sell our souls to put it into people's mouths. "Stack ‘em high and watch ‘em fly" is not the greatest mentality..
I think I would have been in the Horse world or Ski world.
Ok - let me think, think hmmm thinking!! Still thinking!
Cheeses of any sort!
Sailed across the Atlantic in a homemade 45 foot Catamaran with no radio or compass and lived to tell the tale!
Do some outdoor ‘adventuring' with a lovely glass of Riesling to finish, then a Pinot Noir, small plates of goodies and some good company.
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