Tasman trounce

New Zealanders have done it again, bemoans Huon Hooke writing for The Sydney Morning Herald. “They have trounced us in the Tri Nations,” Hooke continues. “Not at rugby but wine. It’s becoming a regular thing in the Tri Nations Wine Challenge. They were the most successful nation last year and this year. But what really hurts is they’ve won the coveted shiraz trophy three years out of the past four and last year South Africa won. This year, New Zealand won six trophies to Australia’s five (and South Africa’s two), along with seven double-gold medals to our six (and South Africa’s four), and tied with us for gold medals — 4 each — while South Africa won 25.”


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Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

There’s a very particular harmony in the South London home of Cassandra Ellis. Inside, the atmosphere is of preternatural calm. For anyone familiar with Atelier Ellis, the independent paint company (originally…