jamie goode's wine blog: Off to New Zealand

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Off to New Zealand

Flying out this evening with Singapore Airlines, arriving in Christchurch on Tuesday morning, which seems like a long time to be on planes. I'm hoping there will be some good films to watch, because I find it difficult to work on long haul flights. It's also kind of tricky using a laptop in economy class, because there just isn't the room to open the screen out. That reminds me - I'm also hoping that the person in front of me isn't one of those idiots who insists on reclining their seat to the maximum extent straight away.

First stop is Dunedin for a few days, where I'll be at the University editing a scientific conference on gene-environment interactions. Then it's wine all the way: Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Wairapa. A bit of a lightning tour, but I'm looking forward to it very much.


At 10:31 PM, Blogger Salil said...

If you're going to fly long haul, I've found it's best to fly with Singapore Airlines - am yet to have a bad experience with them, and I do enjoy the range of entertainment they have in-flight.

And New Zealand - nice. Look forward to the tasting notes. Keep an eye out for Lawson's Dry Hills if you see them around in the shops - probably my favourite value producer there (very decent prices, and very impressive Riesling/SB for the money... and probably the best new world Gewurz I've ever tasted).

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Interesting tip on the LDH gewurz. I remember being rather impressed with the SB back in the mid 90's when I first tried them at Lay & Wheeler's.

I was wondering if you were still doing the day job, Jamie - sounds like you are. Lucky you can combine it with the "hobby" so well.

At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Economy-------A man of your calibre should be busness especially on long haul flights.
You should check out people like Trailfinders who somehow,obtain business class tickets at heavily discounted rates.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Salil, I agree about Singapore, which is why I use them so often.

Yes, Alex - but not for much longer. From February it will be just the wine.

Keith, I'm glad you think so. My Chile trip in January includes business class flights.


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