Pre-opera glass of wine. At Wales Millennium Centre for Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.
🔖 A gallon of 2,000-year-old wine found in tomb
🔖 Why the ultimate breakfast of champions might just be wine and cheese
Trying an unfiltered natural wine for the first time. Reminds me a bit of a good quality still cider. 🍷
Currently reading: Terror and terroir – The winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France by Andrew W. M. Smith 📚
Perfectly acceptable retsina at €2.20 a litre 🍷
Very strange to buy a full bottle of wine in a plastic bottle. It’s a Bulgarian Sauvignon. It’s OK :)
Checked in at Wales Millennium Centre Bar. Bean burger 🍔 & Malbec 🍷
🔖 No More Than a Litre of Wine a Day
French 1950s Health and Sobriety posters. Interesting article with lots of images.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s remains rediscovered in wine cellar 📚
Retsina at the Acropolis Museum🍷
Arrived in Athens for a five day stay. In quite a ‘budget’ area but found a little cafe down an arcade that served some great fried seafood dishes and wine at €3 a litre :)
Checked in at Cafe Citta. Cardiff, linguine & wine 🍷
Checked in at Antica Enoteca. Pizza & wine.
Average wine glass capacity has increased from 66ml in the 1700s to 417ml in the 2000s, with the mean wine glass size in 2016-17 even higher at 449ml. 🔖 Size does matter: wine glasses are seven times larger than they used to be
Despite overnight snow we still managed to receive a delivery of a fine selection of Italian, Spanish and Greek wines from @NakedWines. Now ready for Xmas. 🍷
Checked in at Mackenzies. Tapas, beer, wine.
🔖 Sustainability taken a step too far? ― Goblet of fire: how spat-out wine is being turned into spirits.
🍷 I’ve got to admit that I am seduced by interesting wine labels. In this case the wine is also pretty good!
🔖 Bookmark ― Wine, protest and Macron: why southern French wine producers are so angry
€5.50 for 1.5l of Kourtaki retsina in Skiathos supermarket :) Has to be done!
Wine glasses have increased in size from a capacity of 65ml 300 years ago to 450ml today - 🔖 Bigger wine glasses make us drink too much
Bought the book, not so convinced by the wine … #Hay30 @yanisvaroufakis
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