jamie goode's wine blog

Friday, August 04, 2006

My write-up of the recent Douro bash at Quinta de la Rosa is now on the main wineanorak site - it should have been a blog entry but it was too long. Includes a nice picture of Jasper Morris riding a crocodile.

Google maps is a good way to waste some time. I particularly like the hybrid satellite/map option, although the resolution of the satellite imagery varies. Burgundy, for example is half hi-res and half low-res, and was viewed in winter or early spring so the vineyards don't look that good. The picture here is the high-resolution view of my house (it's the one with the red car in front of it), but this picture was taken before we lived there. In my browsing I also visited where I grew up, and the various houses I've lived in since. Things look a bit different from above.


At 11:35 AM, Blogger Salil said...

That satellite image is pretty neat.

Try and see if you can find Tempus Two winery (Hunter Valley) through it - it's one of the most ostentatious buildings I've ever seen (quite something to say, coming from a former HK resident. :)

(BTW, you've got an email.)

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

The Hunter is in pretty good resolution, isn't it? - I last went there in 2000, which is before Tempus Two days, so I couldn't find it from the air - where is it?

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Salil said...

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At 8:12 AM, Blogger Salil said...

Tempus Two's on the corner of Broke and McDonald's roads in Pokolbin - not too far from the new Hunter Gardens (ugh!).

Had posted a couple of photos from there on here, in fact. In hindsight, ostentatious barely even describes it. Great vino though!


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