It's been a month since I last blogged (I REALLY need to be more disciplined) and jeez has a lot happened! In European news alone the UK voted to leave the EU, there was an attempted coup in Turkey and another tragic attack occurred in France and that's just scratching the surface. It feels a little shallow and hollow to blog about wine when the world seems to be in such chaos, but aside from trying to keep myself up to date with news and promote tolerance towards other humans, I feel there isn't much more I can do than 'Keep Calm and Carry On' and so with the greatest respect I move onto matters I am more adept to dealing with.
In my personal life the last month has also seen a few changes. I've moved within my company and am now technically the Fine Wine specialist. It's an opportunity to learn about great wines, logistics and distribution but I do feel like a bit of a fraud when it comes to selling them. It's not like I can just rummage about the back of the sofa for change to buy a casual bottle of Chateau Latour and whilst it would be a fantastic experience to try, it somewhat goes against my ideal that wine should be open to everyone.
In other news I've taken unit 6 of my diploma - Fortified Wines - which I'm currently awaiting the results of. Not that I'm holding out much hope, it was pretty damn difficult. Tip Top: Do not think they won't test you on the less 'important' wines like Madeira, VDNs or cream sherry - I got them all.
Moving on to more positive things, today the sun came out! Apparently summer will last for the next 3 days this year. I've made the most of it by cracking open the pink drink. Currently sipping on Famille Abeille Rose -Provence, 'tis good.
There are quite a few other things I could ramble about such as my 2 recent trips to Champagne and a great book that I'm reading which looks at anthropology of wine, but they deserve separate blogs.
So for now readers I bid you goodnight, till my next blog (which will be sooner than a month!)