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Akarua Pinot Rose AKA the best Rose I ever drank

akarua pinotAkarua Pinot Rose AKA the best Rose I ever drank

Just got an email about the Akarua Pinot Rose release which is today! I was so excited I had to share it with you. I want a case but can’t quite justify the spend…

Most likely, it won’t be sent to the Bay of Plenty liquor stores (where I am) as there is only a small quantity of it. So I should really buy some. Just  a couple of bottles, no harm in that is there?

It’s like summer in a bottle, this stuff. Mmmmm, I can taste it now. I should buy some. I really should. Early Christmas present perhaps? Teehee!

Akarua wines

Someone searched for “akarua meaning” and landed on my page which got me excited and curious. I also googled “akarua meaning” and what came up didn’t really offer much of an explanation. Well, not in the first page of the search results anyway – I rarely go any further than the first page.

The meaning of Aka – is “vine” in Maori and the meaning of rua is “two” in maori. So, the Akarua winery got their name from combing the two words. When they started out, they only had two vines hence the “rua” part of the name.

Check out their website and if you’re ever in the Central Otago region, go to their cellar door and taste some of the yummiest wines you’ll find in New Zealand. The lady we had our tasting with, was great to chat with, knew HEAPS about the history of the vineyard and winery and about wine in general. She’d also owned a cafe in nearby Cromwell so knew a lot about food matching. Which, I think, is VERY important! As great as a glass of sav and a ciggy is, wine and food go much better together. Oh, and she also coined the phrase “mid week wine” when referring to one of the pinot gris’ that day, which I loved!

How many blog posts can a blog poster post if a blog poster could post blogs?

Tongue twisters are fun!
My title was adapted from the classic “wood chuck” tongue twister.

I also like:

Yellow lolly, red lolly
and
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BUT…Since starting this blog I’m all like “ooh I should blog about this!” and “ooh I should blog about that”. So much enthusiasm! But do I saturate the market now, or leave you all hanging for a couple of weeks until the next one?

I don’t know the etiquette. If i’m going to be constant I might as well on bloody Facebook! I’ll calm down in a couple of days, I swear.

Just wanted to share a couple of things I am stoked on right now:

Yoga – just got back into it. Bikram once a week in a “koha class”. “Koha” meaning a gift (in Maori)or offering in exchange for something. The proceeds are donated to a charity each month. 100% of the proceeds. And also this website: http://www.doyogawithme.com/

Lots of awesome FREE videos to do in the privacy of your own home. I did a power class the other day (by accident) and am still feeling it today. Which is awesome because in spite of my efforts with 3kg dumbells, my bingo wings are not shifting. So, to feel the burn two days after yoga makes me mucho happio!

The other is wine!!! I am generally fairly stoked on wine but more so after a couple of weekends ago, a posse of pals came to Queenstown for some quality Jenna face time. Yay!

We visited a couple of wineries in the Central Otago region and it was so much fun! I loved the taster ladies, I loved the wine and I loved seeing the first daffodils of spring along the way. The stand outs of the day were a Chardonnay from Mt Difficulty Wines and a Pinot Rose from Akarua. The latter smacks of strawberry and leads me perfectly to a recipe I saw on the ultra cool (secretly would love to be her friend) Lani Says blog: http://wine.about.com/od/howwineismade/r/Strawberrysangr.htm

Summer is on it’s way even though the season fairy only just landed on spring. I can feel it. I can smell it. The days are getting longer, the mornings are getting lighter and the idea of strawberry sangria with Pinot Rose somewhere near a beach excites me quiiiite a bit.

Will try and not post anything for the rest of the day. If it’s too much, let me know. If it’s not enough, tell me! Feedback is helpful 🙂