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The biggest p*ssup in the King Valley

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RAY HUNT Border Mail

Brown Brothers representative Kate Looney helps Gary and Sue Scholz from Mount Bruno with their wine selections at the King Valley Wine Shed Show on Saturday. Picture: RAY HUNT. Click image for Border Mail story

The annual King Valley Wine Shed Show was held last Saturday and was a resounding success once again.

I used to go along to this annual p*ss up and always had a great day.  It works like this.

You buy a wine glass for $10 and spend the rest of the day tasting the fruits of the KIng Valley and passing judgement on them.

Yes, in this event, you are the wine judge!

The idea is to fnd the wines that the people like rather than those of the professional lushes who tour the wine festivals telling you which are the best wines.

I remember one year when I handed in my score sheet, I was told that I had it all wrong and that I would have to taste the 87 wines all over again … and I did just that!  They hold this great event on the Saturday because they have learned you need Sunday to recover.  I apologise for not letting you know about it last week … but there is always next year!


Written by Greg Naylor

9 October 2008 at 12:00 am

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  1. It sounds like the locals want to keep the event (and the whole valley?) a secret.


    9 October 2008 at 10:25 am

  2. Yeah! Do you have a problem with that?

    And we can do it without calling on the Italian Cittaslow people to help us.

    Then again, we have our own Italian community, along with the pioneer families, and the new age refugees who have worked hard to keep the valley a secret.

    Greg Naylor

    9 October 2008 at 1:55 pm

  3. They’ve done a good job, Greg, the King Valley is definitely a well kept secret. No, I don’t have a problem with that because you haven’t got a large ommercial centre and a lot of residents & businesses to worry about. Unlike here, where despite the fact we absolutely need to shout about our existence, there are a lot of people who’d like to close it all down and keep it for the locals. Maybe they should move over your way – then they’d be your problem!


    9 October 2008 at 11:56 pm

  4. Send them on over. We are so lay back we would not notice until one of them tried to marry one of our daughters. As for their Cittaslow ideas, things are sooo slow here, they would not be able to get any new idea through our highly developed state of relaxation filter.

    Greg Naylor

    11 October 2008 at 10:51 am

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