Time flies by. Twenty five years ago today my parents treated me to a 21st birthday bash.
My Nottingham University acolytes treated me to a first serious case of wine – in a real wooden box – a case of Chateau Chasse Spleen 1986.
I have three bottles left and the goal had always been to drink them with those who offered me the wine. But it’s time to drink them up, the last bottle three years ago was still excellent.
So Clare, Rob, Ed, Sue, Emma, Maria, Evert-Jan – did I forget anyone? I raise a glass to you this evening. Days long gone but not forgotten.