Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blighty calling?

I have photographed vineyards.  I have photographed red telephone boxes.  But I have never photographed a red telephone box in a vineyard.  Evidently, one of my Commenwealth brethren to the north has beaten me to it.  Drat! 
I'm sure Phil Luckett (a native of Nottingham), of Luckett Vineyards in Nova Scotia, is a lovely chap who makes lovely wines.  Apparently, Mr. Luckett has an arrangement with the Canadian telephone company to allow for toll free calls to anywhere in North America: 1-800-VINO?  Probably not.
I feel a phone call coming on.
Photo credit: George Medovoy

9 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: The maritime region of East Canada is lovely, and I'm guessing that Luckett Vineyards is growing Riesling!

Thomas said...

Do those telephone booths still exist in England and if so, are they operational?

Thud said...

Thomas. my local, a 17th century pub has one opposite used mainly by spiders....but still working.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Wow! I just had a look at Luckett Vineyards' wines, they're very interesting. Dame Melba just might be spinning in her grave.

Tomasso: Yes, across from the pub and right outside the school, but still working.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thomas: Here's a wine to go with that telephone booth, especially when it holds-up putting through your call: http://www.mynslc.com/Products/PID-1014361

Thomas said...

Dennis: They should have done more with the bottle design.

I remember making phone calls from those booths while in London way back in 1975. I also remember that they did not smell like the booths in New York City, which doubled as toilets.

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: From what I remember, the English ones smelt quite bad also.

Unknown said...

Dear Vinogirl,
I caught my photo of the English phone box in the vineyard on your site. Spent a delightful afternoon at the Luckett winery.
George Medovoy
www.PostcardsForYou.com

Vinogirl said...

George: Welcome to Vinsanity.
Your photograph is one of my all time favourite vineyard photographs. Wish the reproduction quality was better to truly do your image justice.