A friend and I had planned a five-night roadtrip from 19-24 December, including three nights in the wine/cheese/olive producing area of King Valley in the state of Victoria. Well, the covid19 outbreak in Sydney’s north put an end to that! We shortened the trip to three nights in New South Wales only, and even managed to get in some wine tasting. Covid-safe guidelines mandate that everyone must now be seated, and the tables well spaced. One ingenious winery near Murrumbateman, called Dionysus, has a very clever solution: the first sample (sparkling) comes in the glass, and the other six 20ml samples come in very cute test tubes.