I won’t dwell on the issues of the current situation with regards to Covid or what has gone on over the past few months. Lets look ahead with positivity….
One positive element is I am now able to wear masks that match my shirts! I’m not adverse to wearing tasteful tailored shirts, loud socks and ties and now my required PPE can also be an ice breaker as I pour the wines.
On 21st January this year I found myself all suited and booted siting in the hallowed vaulted ceiling of the Guildhall London. Joe Fattorini, from the Wine Show, was the guest speaker to an audience comprising of students from 18 different countries. His proclamation to the hushed room? “There are more people that know how to work the Large Hadron Collider than have the WSET Diploma – you’ve joined wines elite.”
On Friday 21st June, I travelled out of my jurisdiction up to the wonderful city of Leeds.
Rathfinny were invited to show our recently launched 2015 Blanc de Noirs and our 2016 Rosé sparkling wines by Harvey Nichols. Not an invite to turn down. It was with much excitement that I boarded the choo choo as I knew this was a great opportunity to show case our current wines to a new audience.
As we continue to bask in this sunny weather and our vines go from strength to strength the rest of the Estate looks a little parched in places and this means that the wildflowers are out in force (nature moves in mysterious ways). So for my blog I thought I would provide a few images of some key species and attempt not to mention gin, sparkling wine or still white wine at all! So here goes.