FIRST PUBLISHED 2010/06/15…
I wonder why nobody ever talks about New Zealand being an upside down boot?
Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on.
Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, then wrote:
I saw your blog today, hilarious to see that New Zealand indeed looks like a boot. I superimposed the map of Italy onto the map of NZ and with a bit of rotation they are really quite similar: Vinopeida Map. Feel free to use the picture if you like.
I like… In fact, I love…
Everybody talks about Italy being the shape of a boot, but poor little New Zealand is down under, which means that it’s really right side up for them… with their own boot.
I have to thank you Mills Reef, for originally taking me (virtually) to New Zealand all those years ago, and discovering this. I brought up my image of their islands at the time. I was the first to mention it to them. (I guess I live in a very different world.)
My dear friends at San Francisco Wine Exchange were bringing winemaker Tim Preston to the US, and I was the person who set up Tim in one American city after the other during his stay with media lunches and dinners. Tim was a hit. How could he not be? He’s about the loveliest person on the planet, and he makes solidly structure wines. Find a Mills Reef and buy it. You won’t be disappointed, is all I can say, as validated by so many wine writers around the US at the time.