I’ve had a complete shocker. Well I have and I haven’t. In the sense that I haven’t I’ve been hugely privileged to be invited on this amazing trip to Napa and Sonoma with the Californian Wine Institute in March. I genuinely can’t wait, I’ve heard so many amazing things about the West Coast of the … More Just Don’t Talk To Me In June!!!
In a few days time it’s Australia Day. Well in exactly three weeks actually, and Aussies across the world will be celebrating the arrival of those first few convict ships over to Sydney in 1788. It’s going to be standing room only at the Walkabout on Embankment I can tell you. It’s also a great … More Free Aussie Wine Tasting? Where Do I Sign?!
Last January I got called up to do Jury service for a couple of weeks. It wasn’t anything too exciting, a drugs charge and a petty theft, but I was glad to do my civic duty and all that. Slight issue was that it was two weeks of my life I’m not getting back, and … More Back On Jury Service!
I’ve only ever been to the States with work in my old job. So I’ve done the Manhattan and Brooklyn thing, and even had a couple of days up in Boston with the most blinding hangover I can remember in years! But I’ve never been over the West Coast. My brother-in-law lived there for four … More Going To California With Some Drinking In My Mind…La La La La!
Normally I don’t really give much mind to New Year’s Eve. Just cos a digit at the end of the year is ticking over once, who cares, right? Forced merriness? No thanks! But this year, for some reason, as we’ve now said goodbye to 2016, I think it’s the first time in my life I’ve … More Why New Year’s Feels Like New Year’s in 2017!
I got sent an email link today to this series of podcasts. The last podcasts I ever listened to were the “My Dad Wrote A Porno” series (amazingly worth it if you get a chance!), but I think this one was likely to be more…er…educational. And so it proved. It was from this bloke called … More I Was Listening To A Podcast This Morning…
I was at a tasting the other day when I got pulled up over saying that I was now feeling part of the wine industry. They weren’t having a pop at me saying I was billy big time and I was part of the crowd or anything. It was the use of the word “industry”. … More The Industry vs. Trade Debate, Does It Matter?