Friday, 6 February 2009

Snow Ski Wine Racks

I spotted these fun wine racks at They are certainly a conversation piece and are made out of the tip and tale of a re-cycled snow ski, they are durable enough to be used outdoors on a deck or patio.

Still on a skiing theme did you know that Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is owned by former Olympic skiing champion Daniel Cathiard?

He has invested heavily in the Château and fully modernised the wine making facilities, restoring buildings and constructing a new 2000 barrel cellar. Cathiard has also established a luxury hotel, a Michelin star restaurant and a wine-therapy institute at the château. In 1993 Professor Vercauteren and Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas teamed up to create Caudalie - a health and beauty treatment and range of products based on the grape seeds left over from the must from making the wines. Mathilde is the daughter of Daniel Cathiard.

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