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Olly Chan Turns 21

By February 8, 2013No Comments
My son Olly came of age today, turning 21 years old. Born in Wellington, he attended Newlands School, then Raroa Intermediate, and finishing his secondary education at Onslow College. 2013 sees him start his Masters degree in Architectural Studies at Victoria University in Wellington, but he keeps himself busy and in pocket working as a lobby host at the Museum Hotel near Te Papa. His favourite hobby is playing guitar, and having a few years behind him doing so, he’s got a good repertoire and can be pretty entertaining. He’s a personable and easy-going man, and still gives Sue a hug most every night before retiring to his room or heading out the door.

Olly loves his food, especially the beef lasagna from Wendy Hillyer’s Plentifull Deli, and loves Majestic Cuisine, the Chinese food there a favourite, but he has dined at quite a few of Wellington’s top eateries. He’s only gotten into wine lately. Attending tastings at Regional Wines where his dad worked, to save on child-minding fees, Olly has tasted the likes of Chateau Lafite, DRC Romanee-Conti, Guigal Cote-Rotie ‘La Turque’ and Penfolds ‘Grange’, but he can’t really remember them. His seminal wine was an Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and nowadays the aromatic varieties, especially Riesling, figure high on the drinking list, but he won’t turn down a Ch. d’Yquem, or an Emerson’s Organic Pilsener for that matter.

Tonight to celebrate, we’re off to Martin Bosley’s, and we’ll supplement our choice from the wine list with a Chateau Olivier Pessac-Leognan 1990 (when his conception was being thought of), finishing with a Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 1992, the year of his birth.

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