Posts by Hennie:


January 13th, 2010

Sandihurst Cellar Door Don't worry, it's not a word or a typing error. I just couldn't fit the full catch phrase for our Online Shop into the title bar. So for those who haven't yet checked out (pun intended) or better still used the new facility, the letters stand for "So Simple, So Convenient, So Buy Some (and yes Ms Bea..., I know I shouldn't use capitals after commas but ...

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Old Blogspot

January 8th, 2010

library It was just brought to my attention that we have a link from the old Sandihurst Blogspot to our new website, but not vice versa. So for those of you who want to have a look at the archives of Sandihurst blog posts, we've kept the old site going so they are all there waiting to be read and reread like a favourite novel!

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Wine Waiter’s Woes

January 5th, 2010

Wine Waiter "Oh no, which one is which? Ah, this one is the Chianti - it has a much sharper smell than the Pinot". With a flourish, our Wine Waiter at a well-known establishment then placed the 'sharp-smelling-Chianti' in front of Celia and the less 'sharp smelling' Pinot in front of Grampa. Unfortunately for this wonderful wine waiter, she happened to get them completely mixed up and Celia ended up taking a sip ...

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Great Vintage

January 4th, 2010

birthday-candle Celia's Vintage. She has done it again! Managed to get even better. Congratulations from all of us. Many more vintages together...

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To Be (open) or Not to Be (open)

December 23rd, 2009

  Open or Closed Our Cellar Door will be open for business as usual EXCEPT for 25 December to 28 December 2009 when we will be working actively on the list of things for which we will have to make new year's resolutions - like start exercising again...  We will close again 1 January 2010 to 4 January 2010 to make sure the list we compiled during Christmas will be valid in ...

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“I know what I like”

December 22nd, 2009

Picnik collage It has been said many times, quoted frequently and even a book written about it. "I don't know all that much about wine" or "I don't know much about wine but I know what I like". Isn't that what it is all about - "I know what I like"? We see it every day in the tasting room - the light that goes on when somebody tastes something they really ...

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December 21st, 2009

WineNZ magazine published a feature article titled "Sandihurst's Revival" in their Spring/Summer 2009 edition (Low res copy here). Listening to what is being said about the industry in general, I think it could just as easily have been titled "Sandihurst's Survival"! It is tough out there in the market place but despite the general negativity, I can't help but be positive about the future. People are not going to stop consuming good wine. The challenge lies in finding the way to ...

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Add blogging to the list…

December 20th, 2009

To doWhy start something when you know it is going to add to the list of things that you don’t get to do because you’ve added too many things to the ‘to do’ list already? I don’t know the answer but we’ve done it again so now we’ll just have to see it through. Welcome to our new website cum blog. Between the three of us, we’ll try and keep you posted ...

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