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A shortcut to the mushrooms and riesling: Autumn in the Waipara Valley

  It’s no secret; round these parts my favorite time of year is autumn. Nothing makes happier than when the leaves begin changing, the air is crispier, the fires are starting to be lit around Wanaka (you know, because for some reason that’s the best way to heat houses here), and the days shorten, heralding the coming of winter and the death of everything. But my oh my, what a beautiful death. It reminds me of back to school time when I was a kid in Virginia, of getting new notebooks and jelly pens and all kinds of paper-y goodies….

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