|I discovered wine whilst I was making what was supposed to be a last grand tour of Europe before settling down to a career in law. The old VW camper van inevitably kept breaking down and I found myself with time on my hands in the Loire, Bordeaux and, especially, the Rhône. There were only so many rivers to jump into to cool down in that hot summer so I started tasting wine - real wine, not the stuff I had been buying in the supermarkets. I returned to England knowing I would never practise law. The Big Red Wine Company followed very soon after.
|Family, travel, music, literature, philosphy, theatre, cooking, wine!
|Once Upon A Time In America, Bringing Up Baby, The Producers
|Verdi's "Il Trovatore", Weather Report's "Heavy Weather", The Beatles' "White Album", Jeff Buckley's "Grace"
|Wuthering Heights, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, anything by Dostoyevsky, early Milan Kundera - and I'm slowly working my way through Proust