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It has just been brought to our attention that an international team of scientists has released the results of a new study, and we felt we needed to share their findings with you: Life is better when paired with a glass of wine.
It’s simple logic, if you think about it. Amazing gourmet dinner? Wine. Cuddling in front of the fire with that special someone? Wine. Afternoon by the pool? Wine. Evening with the in-laws? Definitely wine. It only makes sense, then, that the best vacations are those where you can (sometimes over-) indulge in the wonderful stuff.
Australia’s Shiraz Shangri La is in Hunter Valley, about two hours north of Sydney. As a footnote to their study, the scientists also concluded that wine tastes better after you’ve booked Hunter Valley boutique accommodation. You can’t argue with science!
We really don’t need a whole paragraph to tell you to visit a winery. But seriously, visit a winery. There are vineyards as far as the eye can see. Rumour has it so much wine has been spilt over the years that you can taste it in the soil…er, maybe don’t try to prove that theory.
Ask the nice folks at your boutique hotel in Hunter Valley what their favourite winery is—then go take a tour of it! Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about wine—you’ll learn. Plus, there’s bound to be one bloke in the tour group wearing dark socks and sandals. Stand next to him, and you’ll instantly look and feel more sophisticated. Hopefully, we don’t need to tell you not to wear socks with sandals, right?
Not that there’s anything wrong with curling up in bed at your boutique Hunter Valley hotel with a bottle of wine and a pizza, but there are two other “gastronomically refined” ways to put food in your word-hole. You can take one of the bottles from your vineyard tour to a local BYO eatery like Lovedale Smokehouse. Or you simply visit a winery that also houses a restaurant: Two birds, one stone, as they say.
The reality is, with so much wine nearby, you can’t go wrong with any hotel in the area. Still it’s nice to wake up in a comfortable place with posh surroundings, modern amenities and personalised service—like these:
Book your Hunter Valley boutique hotel through Wotif today. We’ll set you up with the best prices around. With the money you save, you can buy more wine. Whether you gift it to your mates as a souvenir or keep it all for yourself is up to you. We won’t judge.