Rodney Times : February 10th 2011
9 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS TravelWise WEEK 2011 AUCKLAND | 21st - 25th MARCH 2011 21st -- 25th March 2011 is TravelWise week! A great chance to get fit and have fun! Schools, sign up now for TravelWise Week and be in to win great prizes!* Parents and children, why not cycle, walk or use public transport to and from school? Over 54,000 students, parents and teachers took part in the TravelWise Week challenge last year. To celebrate TravelWise Week 2011, Auckland Transport is giving away 3 great bikes as prizes, each to the value of $500! Simply answer the following question and enter our prize draw competition. What are three eco-friendly ways you can travel to school? Please email your answer to competition@travelwise. org.nz including your full name, address and email address. Answers need to be received by 11th March 2011. Prize draw will take place on Friday 18th March 2011 and the first three correct answers will win the prizes. Entrants must be NZ residents and there can only be one entry per person. For terms and conditions please refer to website www.travelwise.org.nz/newsandevents. To sign up to TravelWise Week visit www.travelwise.org.nz/rsvp. Sign up before 14th February 2011. TravelWise Week is back! Competition Answer the question correctly and be in the draw to WIN A BIKE! Find out more: 09 355 3553 Or visit www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz TWCOMP * Schools with the highest participants, will win some great prizes. Visit http://www.travelwise.org.nz/Schools/ for more information. In the pink on Valentine's Day Think pink this Valentine's Day Monday with rose ´s. Rose ´ , pronounced rose-zay, with an acute accent on the e, is the French word for pink. And if you are one of those people that thinks pink wine is not real wine, think again. Some of the most luxurious and expensive wines in the world are pink -- Champagne Bollinger Rose ´ was judged the most outstanding cham- pagne of any colour at the New Zealand International Wine Show last year. And it had stiff competition with pink champagnes from Ayala, Lanson, Mumm and Pommery winning gold medals and also vying for the trophy. Rose ´ champagne is a pres- tige wine when it comes to price. But affordable sparkling is becoming popular with household names like Lindauer, Montana, Brancott and Jacobs Creek all produc- ing bubbly pinks. There are lots of other producers, including Matakana where you'll find the evocatively named Hinchco Flirt 'n Frolic, a sparkling rose ´ made from merlot. Most rose ´ wines are still wines. There are no winemaking rules, though many winemakers consider a real rose ´ is one made from red grapes with minimal skin contact after crushing to ensure the colour is trans- parent and light. However, it is the colour that gives the wine its name. So it could be a concoction of red and white grapes, or even a white wine with a dash of red added to instil the colour, which is how pink cham- pagnes are commonly made. There is a rule for serving rose ´ , however, and that is it must be served chilled. Rockford Stolen Kiss 2010, with a name that's most apt for Valentine's Day, is made entirely from Central Otago pinot noir. It has the grape's natural savouriness with fruit remi- niscent of strawberry and watermelon and a lovely, long, mouthcoating finish. Villa Maria East Coast Rose ´2010isablendof sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, riesling and gewurztraminer with just 4 percent malbec to impart the pale salmon hue. It's delightfully fruity and vitally fresh with a zing of cit- rus and a touch of spice. Soljans Two Daughters Rose ´ 2010 is one of the most interesting pinks on the mar- ket this year. Named, after Kumeu vint- ner Tony Soljan's daughters, it's a blend of red pinotage and white muscat from Gis- borne. It's just off dry with juicy strawberry, watermelon and cherry flavours and a lovely citrussy tang.
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