Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Faithful Friend

I know I bang on but this car is just remarkable. The winter here, like last year, is proving pretty long and hard but whilst the rest of Piedmont is slithering around, the climb up to Combo Towers is a doddle thanks to the Panda. She's will be 21 next month so as a special birthday treat she's going to get serviced. Lucky girl.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

A long, hard month

Obviously I have not written anything for three weeks because I have nothing to say because I am on the wagon and life is too fearful to even contemplate something like putting a few words together.
My January misery was anticipated and compounded perfectly by this bottle of 1967 Chambertin which I had been keeping for a special occasion and New Year's Eve 2009 seemed as good a time as any. It was 100% sodding oxidised.
A faint light is glimmering however, as The Intrepid One is pitching up next Saturday on his way back from The Dark Continent so a few bottles will be on the table and January can go whistle.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Drink More Wine!

Car dealer Bruno has this (original) sign up on the wall of his dining room. I cannot think of a more appropriate place for it. Console was an organisation set up to "defend and increase sales of wine in Italy". Unfortunately your correspondent is having the standard dry January for which many apologies.