In all seriousness though, it really was a tremendously interesting tour and definitely one that I would recommend to anyone that is interested in learning a bit about wine and champagne making. For only $15 a head we got a 90 minute guided tour of the property, including a wander underground in the cool dark cellars - which looked eerily like the upside down in Stranger Things. And we also got free tastings after the tour of their sparkling varieties.
They were very generous with their tasting sizes I might add, because after I had tried them all, I blew over .05 on my little portable breath-o that I cart around with me, so I had to wait around eating cheese and crackers before I could leave - which was so tough, especially since the cheese was bloody delicious. So yeah, really toughing it out I was.
Whilst I was toughing it out, I managed to buy a couple of bottles of bubbles to take home with me, one of which did not see the light of a new day, but hey, good champagne is meant to be enjoyed! Actually, now that I think about it, perhaps that was their plan all along; get me pissed, distract me with delicious cheese and then boom, I'm buying up big! Not that I mind at all, there really was no pressure to buy at all. In truth, I only bought because the samples were so damn tasty!
So I rounded out my terrific day by having some quality time with my mum and dad, and then going with Zoe to see an absolute gem of a movie, something that is definitely worth going to the cinema for if you get the chance. Seriously, it is not very often that I say that about romance films, but I cannot deny that this was really very entertaining.
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 128 mins
Retro and modern all at once, this fresh new take on the musical genre had me absolutely enchanted. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, this film delivers equally in amusement and heartfelt sentiment, and is the best musical/dance offering that I have seen in ages.
An aspiring actress (Emma Stone) and a die hard jazz enthusiast and pianist (Ryan Gosling) fall in love. Together they struggle to make their dreams and ambitions a reality whilst trying to keep their relationship afloat.
Stone and Gosling really get to show off their incredibly believable onscreen dynamic, whilst dancing like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. This film has a truly dreamy element to it as it echos back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the flawlessly beautiful old stars of the silver screen. The costumes are impressive, the music enjoyable and the striking play with colour is very exciting.
La La Land has so much heart for such a simple story; I really enjoyed myself and was genuinely touched by this visually delightful romance.
FINAL SAY: People love what other people are passionate about.
4 Chili Peppers