Thursday, October 24, 2013

My new favorite wine

Rainbow Lorikeets

After Melbourne (more of that later) we stayed two nights in a cabin in the middle of a forest on the south coast of NSW. This was one of the few parts of the State that is not currently being scorched by bushfires.

View from our cabin
There were hordes of birds and our favorites were a pair of rainbow lorikeets who perched on our hands while we fed them. We also had some fat possums – one with a baby – who visited us at night. There are supposed to be sugar gliders but we did not see any of these.

We had forgotten how much we missed the Australian bush and its magnificent flora and fauna. Our new best place in the world is Broulee. There is absolutely nothing there but it is more exciting than Indianapolis – without the bagels.

We are staying at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney – on points that Cate has accumulated on her travels. Because she is a VIP they upgraded her to suite with a harbor view.
View from our room

We had dinner tonight with the family in Sydney at Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant in the city. There was no sign of Jamie but we had a fine time. Tomorrow we head north to stay with the Hendersons in Singleton.

We may get to the hunter valley to sample some fine wines. My new favorite – after trying it tonight – is Andrew Thomas Vineyard Selection Six Degrees Semillon. It is just delicious. 


  1. You can get andrew Thomas at the small wine makers centre at pokolbin if not I think I have a bottle of the braemore semillon which is also very good

  2. I saw there were a couple Singleton's in Australia so I thought it was probably the one in NSW.

    I am in a veRy noisy diner this evening. It is good for keeping me awake. Their discussion suddenly turned to domestic abuse.

  3. Dorothy was right wasn't she? There is no place like home. Enjoy.