Other than a handful of particularly busy and enthusiastic vintners, of which I’d like to think we are one, the wine trade is a fairly gentle industry in which the good people ease through the days, unburdened by the pace and scale of other industries and professions of our great City.
Here I am sitting very peacefully watching the box, ‘looking in’ as my Grandfather curiously called it, watching something a little bit heavy more out of interest and education than entertainment. I mean, you wouldn’t watch ‘The Baader Meinhof Complex’ for light relief now, would you? The über aggressive tactics of the Urban Guerilla group, the Freedom [...]
Here we are on a Eurostar Train in the Chunnel en route back from the Bordeaux 2009 en primeur tastings and there’s a jolly poster, albeit slightly out of date now, celebrating the centenary of Bleriot’s crossing of the English Channel in a fragile little plane in 1909 as well as the wonderful history shared between [...]