Thank you FrankBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And yes Mick, you guessed correctly on the names of what comes in here from your pretty land, as far as vino is concerned!
Hence I can't drink them as I am so sensitive to junk added and erupt with "stars and stripes" or very uneven patches of a rash from a reaction - literally! (Not just the rosy 'all over' dilation from alcohol but a scattering of Rorschach blots across my chin, and then chest and upper arms and then a zig zag lightening bolt of a rash down one cheek...(hilarious to write about, but cheap wine with loads of chemicals added really makes me react, unfortunately, or else I'd be able to save a hell of a lot of money)! Smiles.
We have a joke in this house, as to, "If you ant to see if a wine has loads of added junk in it, have Leah drink it! Within minutes my skin reveals it or it doesn't. My husband on the other hand, could drink battery acid, and be fine. No sensitivities, no allergies, no reactions to rot gut vino, nothing. (I'm allergic to wool, wheat, and rot gut wine with weird stuff added in). Sigh.
But, someone has to be the Canary in the coal mine! Smiles. Otherwise, I adore everything!!!!!!!!!!
In any event, that's why I'm careful and buy the bottles I know that won't bother me wine snob as that makes me or not.
ERGO: If you have suggestions on things imported here, or cleaner made picks that MIGHT be available anyway (from your country and also from New Zealand) I'd love to try them!
Meanwhile, that selection of seafood gorging sounds truly magnificent!
Cheers!!!!!! - Leah