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Kate Middleton Squashes Pregnancy Rumors and Drinks During Wine Tasting, Goes White-Water Rafting With Prince William

She told the wine-makers that she was "really enjoying being able to drink again after having baby George"



    It only took one day for Kate Middleton to squash the pregnancy rumors as she enjoyed several glasses of local wines during a visit to Otago Wines at Amisfield winery in Queenstown, New Zealand on Sunday.

    On Saturday, Prince William jokingly told a woman who made Prince George a gift that she "might have to make another one soon."

    Kate, 32, who looked casual chic in a Zara navy blue blazer, a Gap blouse, dark skinny jeans and Stuart Weitzman wedges, told the wine-makers that she was "really enjoying being able to drink again after having baby George."

    John Darby, owner of the Amisfield vineyard, told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge how they control the grapes in the climate.

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    "When it gets very cold, we use helicopters to stop the frost over the vines by hovering above and stirring up the cold air," Darby said.

    "You're joking! That's an expensive way to do it!" William said and added, "Wow! If you ever need a spare pilot, I'm here!"

    Darby also treated the royals to a tour of the vineyard. He later told reporters: "I think the Duchess was more interested in the gardening--she seemed quite knowledgeable in the pruning aspect of the vines."

    During the walk around the grounds, Kate nearly took a tumble in her wedges, but she quickly grabbed William's arm to re-gain her balance.

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    A grinning Kate tried several varieties and tastes, including Aurum pinot gris and Remarkable dry Riesling.

    Hannah Armstrong, from Mudhouse Wines, said: "Kate said she hadn't drunk while pregnant with George and although she doesn't drink much, she was really enjoying the odd glass."

    Kate continued to debunk the speculation about baby No.2, as the royal couple went white-water rafting in the Shotover Jet, along the Shotover River in Queenstown.

    The duo, clad in their waterproof jackets and personalized red life vests, was beaming during the 25-minute exhilarating ride. The jet can operate at speeds of more than 50mph and can complete 360-degree turns.

    After the thrilling trip, Kate and William disembarked and broke into applause.

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