Posts by Celia:

Wine labels to include nutrition information?

February 8th, 2011

Nutrition Label There has been a lot of talk from Australia to the USA about alcohol companies being the next in line to be required to display nutritional information on their packaging for beer, wine and spirits. Federal and state food ministers in Australia have already received a long-awaited report about the proposed changes to the labelling laws in Australia. The report recommends an end to an exemption for alcohol companies to avoid ...

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Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh auctions wine

February 4th, 2011

I just read in the Decanter Wine News today that singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is due to be the latest personality to sell off part of his wine collection at auction. Today's clip then has to be his well known 1986 No.1 hit 'Lady in Red' (appropriate when we are talking wine!) Read all about the amazing line up of wines that he will be selling on the Decanter website

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2011 Year of the Rabbit

February 1st, 2011

2011 Year of the Rabbit With 2011 well underway here at Sandihurst in New Zealand the 2011 Chinese Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year is about to start on February 3rd, bringing the 'Year of the Rabbit' and perhaps a calmer year all round, if that is possible? It is the most important traditional festival in China and a time for families to be together. Celebrations include ...

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The “Must Have” Christmas Gift for Wine Lovers #1

December 10th, 2010

This could be yours! Apart from selecting from our wonderful range of wines to give for Christmas, we thought that we would also uncover for you other gifts available online for the wine lover who has everything. The Double Wine Bag (pictured above)  fashioned after Santa's trousers certainly makes a statement and will be a gift never to be forgotten. Perhaps only uselful once a year? We will continue ...

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The Fun Theory – Piano Stairs

December 3rd, 2010

Friday Clip - take the stairs!

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Corporate Wine Gifts

November 29th, 2010

Sandihurst Double Wooden Gift Box With Christmas fast approaching and with probably a list far longer than your arm to deal with, we thought that we could help out. For Businesses in New Zealand, why not let us take care of your Corporate Gift needs? We have a neat selection of  GIFT OPTIONS and if you like what you see, just click on the link for the CORPORATE GIFT ...

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Baryshnikov in White Nights

November 25th, 2010

I was recently sent a You Tube link of a performance by the Companhia National de Bailado (National Ballet of Portugal), a company I used to dance for many, many moons ago. This video is totally non wine related but true to our Friday clips, I thought worth sharing as it reminded me of Portugal. White Nights (1985) starred Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov, amongst others. At the time it was filmed, Baryshnikov could not return to Russia, following his defection ...

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Christchurch – A Great Wine Capital

October 27th, 2010

Wine Discovery_public-tasting October 31st sees the start of the Great Wine Capital Conference held this year in Christchurch. Christchurch was recently successful in a bid to became a member of the Great Wine Capitals of which there are only 9 in the world. The conference programme looks to be really interesting, not  to be missed in the line up will be the International Wine Tasting on Wednesday 3rd Nov - a unique opportunity to ...

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TEDxChCh – Ideas worth spreading

October 19th, 2010

TEDxChCh_logo The first ever TEDxChCh will take place this Friday, October 22nd, 2010. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Sandihurst will be one of the sponsors for the event which has a line up of 12 ...

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Winter Warming Recipes

July 12th, 2010

Warming Log Fire With another frosty start to our day here in Canterbury it makes my mind turn to warming comfort food to keep the chill at bay. Celebrity chef Ray McVinnie recently published a few winter warming recipes in the Sunday Star Times and well known wine writer John Saker chose our 2007 Waipara Pinot Noir as the perfect match. Sounds like a great idea and I will be getting hold ...

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