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the royals get their grape on!

Just yesterday I was sort of groaning that we were in for a few years of people over-swooning about Baby George photos. But then I got the grapefriend equivalent of cute baby pics: William and Kate touring a vineyard in New Zealand!


They toured Amisfield Vineyard in Central Otago, which is a region known for its Pinot Noir. Kate told the winemakers that she was “really enjoying being able to drink again after having baby George.” But US Weekly reports that she only took a sip and gave the rest of the  glass to her security guard. The winery owner told reporters that he doesn’t think she drinks much, but that Will does and – even more – Harry but come on, that’s a given.

So I’m on the fence about Kate’s grapefriend status here. I’ll give her props for this though: When I was in Washington two weeks ago I realized I needed better vineyard footwear as my ballet flats are a little too flimsy. I don’t think Stuart Weitzman wedges are the answer (she apparently even almost fell in the vineyard), but I applaud Kate for the style effort.

The owner talked about the grapes and climate with the royals, telling them: “When it gets very cold we use helicopters to stop the frost over the vines by hovering above and stirring up the cold air.” This is a common method to prevent frost but William replied, “You’re joking! That’s an expensive way to do it! Wow! If you ever need a spare pilot, I’m here!”



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