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Last Minute Canberra Chritmas Gifts

By Kramer - 24 December 2008 15

OK it’s Christmas eve and you still haven’t got a gift for that special person, and you want to give a little piece of Canberra… What are some good local Xmas gifts? For one of my extended family, I picked up a bottle of Mount Majura Vineyard 2006 Merlot – you can almost taste the Majura soil (as a mountain biker who rides there, I reckon that’s a good thing).

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Last Minute Canberra Chritmas Gifts
Grrrr 8:37 pm 25 Dec 08

Thread hijack but as a Majura MTBer it’s disappointing to hear the Majura Rd expansion is going to eat into Majura Pines mtb tracks so much (as well as the camp to the south and presumably a bit of the winery too.)

Given how much support the govt has given to developing the trails at Mt Stromlo, it’s a bit of a disappointing Christmas present.

ant 10:28 pm 24 Dec 08

4711 is actually a nice, classic cologne. I didn’t notice it there, just lots of lurid, stinky, garish muck pongs. I’m sure Red Door was there. phew. People wear too much perfume these days and most of it is very ill-chosen and leaves the wearer smelling exactly like a toilet.

Jonathon Reynolds 7:25 pm 24 Dec 08

ant said :

Chemist in Riverside Plaza had a card table out today (with a kid guarding it) covered in perfume.

Those quality QBN fragrances of 4-7-11, Red Door, Old Spice and Blue Stratus?

ant 3:23 pm 24 Dec 08

god I’m bored. Can I go home now?

Chemist in Riverside Plaza had a card table out today (with a kid guarding it) covered in perfume. Trying to catch the blokes who’ve left it to the last minute, I bet.

bd84 2:29 pm 24 Dec 08

what’s chritmas? christmas for the illiterate? hahaha

you could always drop by the servo on the way home? oh local.. today’s Canberra Times? I’m sure it’s packed full of interesting stories.

tylersmayhem 12:40 pm 24 Dec 08

Merlot can be a fine varietal, it’s just that it became terribly unfashionable after the movie “Sideways”.

And that it also generally tastes like s**t plonk – regardless of how much you spend on it! Great for spaghetti sauce tho!

tylersmayhem 12:39 pm 24 Dec 08

Kramer, friends dont let friends drink merlot!

I wholeheartedly agree. Hang on…ARE YOU CHEWING GUM?! 😉

peterh 12:38 pm 24 Dec 08

oh, yes. give people wine. perhaps if people asked whether people actually DRANK, they wouldn’t keep giving me wine at christmas. My wife is pretty happy, though.

that said, I do drink occasionally, but will never polish off a bottle of wine in a month.

yass river winery has some good bottles about, but my absolute favorite is the berridale snowy river winery. have to get ab few bottles for some mates there soon.

caf 11:12 am 24 Dec 08

Merlot can be a fine varietal, it’s just that it became terribly unfashionable after the movie “Sideways”.

Kramer 11:11 am 24 Dec 08

What do I know about wine I’m really a beer guy! If the person I was buying for liked beer, I would have got them a keg of Zierholz.

(although that being said, I quite like the Kamberra sparkling which I last had a couple of years ago and haven’t seen since)

Clown Killer 10:59 am 24 Dec 08

Kramer, friends dont let friends drink merlot!

bloodnut 10:51 am 24 Dec 08

Buy a heap of local musicians’ CDs from Landspeed Records.

caf 10:34 am 24 Dec 08

As a mountain biker who rides there, you are probably already well acquainted with the taste of the Majura soil.

emd 10:09 am 24 Dec 08

Brew Your Own at Home is open today (Christmas Eve).
Another good idea is to drop by a couple of gourmet delis and get some local goodies to make up a hamper. I already got some at the farmer’s market, but there’s plenty of delis open today.

Fiona 9:16 am 24 Dec 08

I went the Reisling, instead. Not that i’ve tasted either. Don’t think it was mount majura, but it was one of the local vineyards.

My hunch was cooler climate wine?

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