There's something particularly satisfying about cracking open a bottle of wine that was 'born' in the same year as you, says Anthony Rose. He recommends the birthday wine to go for in 2017, be it an 18th, 21st or 30th or a bottle for someone much more senior - and with greater wisdom, naturally.
Martine Greslon is the lone English soul living in the hilltop village of Tursi. It had been two decades since I last saw her at one of the London wine tastings she regularly attended for Thetford wine merchant T & W Wines, but after emailing me for some information on wine, she mentioned she was planning to open a cookery school in Basilicata.
They can smell a man about to be married from two vineyards away," says Miles. It's just one of a number of feeble attempts in Sideways to deter his friend Jack, a sex-addicted actor, from his mission to cheat on his bride-to-be.