The following essay is my submission for this months Wine Writing Challenge.
Leafing through the latest issue of Wine Spectator magazine I happened to notice that their 2015 Wine of the Year was Peter Michael ‘Au Paradis’ 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s not a wine that I’ve ever tasted, but it does stir up a lot of memories of what is probably one of my finest wine experiences.
Even now, with winemaking in the southern part of the UK developing all of the time, I’ve often lamented that I don’t live anywhere in the thick of it. I think how wonderful it would be living in perhaps Italy or Spain and having near access to multiple world famous destinations to tour. It feels like I would never have a weekend free!
Some years back I was reading an article on a UK wine hotel and had probably already started assuming that…
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