1. What is your wine mission?
La Mission Haut-Brion ( Blanc)
2. Next big thing in wine?
3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?
Mosel Riesling (Kabinett)
4. Music paradise?
Wotan’s Farewell or Beethoven Opus 132
5. Preferred colour?
6. Favourite film?
Ray Liotta’s tragic early death reminds me how Goodfellas is. Good that is.
7. Fondest vintage?
1996 or 1988 or 1961
8. Oak or stainless steel?
Vat’s a good question!
9. Best place to eat?
Tom’s Deli in Winchester (recently closed! Shame!)
10. Food and wine matching purgatory?
Two things that are sublime on their own, say Château Figeac and oysters.
11. Guilty food and wine match?
Most of them
12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?
Johnson H and Jefford A
13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?
Haven’t quite got to grips with Orange Wine....
14. Most delicious cheese?
La Vache qui Rit.....actually I was Langres to say that. Langres
15. Inspiring novel?
Finally got through Middlemarch. Some people read it every year, apparently.
16. Damascene wine moment?
Tondonia Gran Reserva Blanco 1964 ( that’s the vintage not when I tasted it!)
17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?
Quinta do Vesuvio has its moments..
18. Ideal last sip?
Very old Riesling or very old Madeira
for a (hopefully) very old man
19. Next place to visit?
20. Best advice?
Fay çe que vouldras