Tuesday, 1 February 2011
A little cheese and whine
In honour of my sister and fellow blogger Vinogirl I Have decided this post will be a tribute to her interesting and educational wine blog, Vinsanity. I spent the day today in my wirral vineyard training the dormant vines (vitis vidi vici) in preparation for the coming growth season. Accompanied by my vino dogs feelgood and froth (not dogs to be precise but employees that I happily treat as such) I wield my triple fulcrum secateurs (whitely sturnton x45's....£97 a pop) with gay abandon as I breathed in the sweet kerosene fumes of the sleazy jet Malaga flight as it banked in the refulgent sky above. I tend to be a follower of the slash and burn school of pruning as in...if you criticise my pruning you will be slashed and your car burnt out (ah the hidden scouser within) which I find terrifies the little grapey beauties to produce a much superior bouquet, lets call it more terrorism than terroir. After an exhausting 20 minutes work I retired to the terrace for a well earned chilled glass of geheimstatspolizei ( a 92 if you are so foolish to ask) a wine that combines the many qualities of the pfeffenhoff and grand mal grapes. All in all another day in the paradise that is my little slice of heaven on the Mersey.