Monthly Archives: January 2014

I for one do not sneer at the champagne brands’ amusing marketing efforts; those little gestures of promotion dreamt up hot-desking by interns in agencies and sent upstairs for big cheeses’ approval. I often smile too at the way Nike-wearing, … Continue reading

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I think today I may have tasted my best wine of 2014.  Not bad for January 13th, but by the law of averages this augers well; surely something will be even better to come over the next 353 days. But … Continue reading

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Apparently in the ‘squeezed middle’, Boden wearing Volkswagen Passat people are not afraid to do ‘thrift’ now, even though they would never call it poverty.  But surely, they would never be seen dead (or in pink track suits and new … Continue reading

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1 Don’t Be Lazy About Wine Don’t be impressed by ‘experts’ who say they have a mission to demystify wine. If you want more out of wine than a pick-me-up after work, happy juice for the middle classes, then make … Continue reading

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