Confused Governor General doesn’t know what to do with Wine

Update: I have just published the full list of wine in the Governor General’s wine cellar.

An article in The Age today discusses the problem that Governor General Quentin Bryce (who doesn’t drink often) and her teetotalling husband have with their inheritance of a pretty amazing wine cellar. The article suggests that they are thinking about selling it, donating some of it to charity or something else. They also don’t want to serve it to guests because they don’t want to be seen to be extravagant.

Personally, I don’t see the problem here. Let me put it this way. Wine is meant to be drunk. If you don’t want to serve a nice bottle of wine to your guests then don’t. You are only going to come across looking cheap and promoting the idea to your international guests that Australian wine is cheap and shit. Doesn’t sound like something most people would do, given the choice.

This wine isn’t going to go bad, in fact it’s only going to get better. It’s not yours to sell, but it is yours to drink. Stop whinging like a kid that can’t spend your inheritance fast enough. Either enjoy it, or leave it for the next person.

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5 Responses to “Confused Governor General doesn’t know what to do with Wine”

  1. Lisa commented:

    “Enjoy it or leave it for the next person”
    Agreed and agreed – could not have said it better myself!!!

  2. Governor General’s Wine Cellar commented:

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  3. David Young commented:

    Shit if she won’t drink it I am sure I could have the time of my life. Drink it so you can tell the people world over how good our wines are Gov