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A Couple Of Kooks – The AAVWS 2011

8 Nov

Last week I found myself in the country town of Mildura for the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, or the AAVWS as it is perhaps more commonly known by the acronymphiles.

I was keen to participate so signed up as a Steward and attempted to prepare myself physically and mentally for the unexpected.

After all, this was the event they titled, “More than just a wine show“.

So I threw on one of my favourite David Bowie albums, Hunky Dory, and pushed play on Track 5 for a little inspiration.

David Bowie, Hunky Dory, album, Pharoah, costume, kooky

Will you stay in a lover’s story

If you stay you won’t be sorry

‘Cause we believe in you

Soon you’ll grow so take a chance

With a couple of Kooks

Hung up on romancing”

Track 5 The Kooks

David Bowie [1971], Hunky Dory

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The Hills Are Alive…with Gruner Veltliner!

10 May

Created by La Donna del Vino

OK yes, I am lame. As always. I had made this a number of months ago and each time I look at it I giggle. Yep. Giggle like a four-year old. I laugh at my own jokes only because nobody else will.

So the classic film ‘The Sound of Music’ was set in Austria. Therefore it is only appropriate that I adorn the lovely non-Austrian actress Julie Andrews with wines produced from the white grape variety grown predominantly in Austria: Gruner Veltliner.

Would be a pretty tacky marketing promotion, wouldn’t it?

Yet if it induces a giggle, then my work is done.