Last Saturday was my one year anniversary of leaving the full time corporate life. I would have written then but I was with my best friend in Paris for the day, dealing with the sweltering heat in the best way possible… with rose wine! After recovering on the Sunday I was in the process of […]Read More Full & Mid Year Review
Ok… I know Kevin Spacey isn’t the most popular person in the world right now but his film ‘Pay it Forward’ is in my opinion one of the most underrated films ever. It’s the story of a school assignment where the teacher sets the project to think of an idea that can change the world […]Read More PAY IT FORWARD
WOAH!! 2018 – where did you go?! Oh I know – you quit your safe job and went to France for the summer, got your first job in the wine industry, took a French Wine Scholar course and exam (awaiting results) and got yourself a 20% loyalty discount card at your local pub. WINNING! I’d […]Read More A Life ‘Changed’ Year
I’ve had an incredibly busy few weeks and feel like I haven’t blogged for some time. Delighted to have sat the French Wine Scholar exam a couple of weeks ago – it’s the culmination not just of nine or so weeks of study but it also feels like a natural ‘end’ to the six months […]Read More Time to actually uncork the finer things
It’s hard to believe I have been back for a month; the summer trip to France seems like a lifetime away! I said that I’d be taking September ‘off’ but I’ve surprised myself with just how much I’ve been doing – not entirely sure how I ever fitted the corporate work life in! In just […]Read More To savour or to quaff?
I’m back home in London. It’s been a super summer – well beyond my expectations but at the same time it’s great to be home. Having said that – what a final week! My friend Sue joined me in Seyssel and after a mammoth drive we arrived in Reims – the Champagne capital on Monday. […]Read More A fizzy finale in France
We’ve arrived in Reims. With less than a week to go until my return to the UK a France Finale of Fizz awaits with my good pal Sue. Our final day this coming Friday is at Bollinger and I feel that’s a fabulous way to end what has been a great trip. For the past […]Read More Orange and Seyssel