Monday, 30 May 2011

How not to do it...

I recently came across this video on the web, and thought it so uncannily accurate - not to mention hilarious - that I couldn't resist posting it here.
It was written and produced by Philip Duff for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (MCC) seminar "How To Behave In A Bar". I wasn't at said seminar, but if this is anything to go by, it must have been an awesome event.
Well done Philip, great work!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Chateau Lowe, 2011

I realise I've become a terrible blogger. With the best intentions in the world, I just never seem to get around to writing any of the things I intend to (that'll be my jet-set lifestyle getting in the way).
So I've decided the best thing to do it adopt a 'little and often' approach. So here's a little for you, to get the ball rolling.
We're just approaching the first summer in our little house in the countryside, and I'm delighted to have discovered a well established vine growing in the garden. The last week or so has seen the emergance of a few tiny grapes (see below).


For any American readers, a 50p is just a little bigger than a quarter. At a rough count, I think I've got about 50 of these little bunches. Nevermind 'single vineyard', this is going to be a single vine wine! It may well be terrible, but I'll have fun finding out, and will keep you informed of the progress.
Bye for now!