Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

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Article (by me) on Frona Eunice Wait in “Wayward Tendrils Quarterly”

Posted on July 6, 2011

Back in February I contacted “Wayward Tendrils Quarterly. A wine collectors’ book society” to follow up a reference to one of my heroines, Frona Eunice Wait (1859–1946). Little did I imagine that this enquiry would lead to me writing an article on Frona for the august organ…

Joan C. Martín book launch (and winetasting)

Posted on June 10, 2010

Book launches, in the UK anyway, are synonymous with warm, cheap white wine. But here over a dozen bodegas provide wines for tasting after the speeches.

Our tenth anniversary dinner, 30-10-1999 to 30-10-2009

Posted on October 30, 2009

Today is the 10th anniversary of my first meeting with my wife – at a Halloween party in Dollis Hill.