9.24am, Saturday 1st December, Hickson Road, Downtown Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Morning folks, to an un seasonal tropical misty stinking hot day in Sydney. Yesterday morning it was wet, windy and cold at 5.30am in Auckland as I left for the airport – had to wear my lovely warm Boeing hoodie! Then it was a lumpy bumpy old 4 hour crossing to Adelaide, and more of the same back to Sydney last night. Whoever organizes the air at 30000 feet yesterday – at least in our part of the world – clearly was in a bad mood!
We were in Sydney last night to do an event with our friends at Deloittes – on this occasion, to be part of their ‘inspiring women ‘ corporate program. We had a sensational view of Circular Quay as we took the bright young business set through 6 wines – to give them an idea of varietals and blends across 3 different grape growing regions.
I have enough time before the flight back to Adelaide this afternoon to track down some good coffee up in one of my old haunts on Darlinghurst road……where there are still some old 4 stage Gaggia machines hissing and gurgling in the same fine since being installed back in the 1950s. Maybe I’ll check and see if the Piccolo Bar has re opened – that’s the spot below Cleaver Green’s Kings Cross apartment in the ‘Rake’ TV show. It was closed for some time……so you never know your luck.
So this afternoon, back to the Barossa, and we’ll be off to Coonawarra Monday morning to catch up with our vineyard men James and Dan, and we can catch up on all things Cabernet for you.
See you when we’re on the Terra Rossa Cigar.