Monthly Archives: August 2016

Vanity

As the muddied waters of John Fox and Premier Cru’s demise clear to show little more than a tawdry, criminal quagmire, and just as Rudy Kurnivian’s shennanigans exposed the gullible folly of so many “experts” and “collectors”, you have to … Continue reading

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John Fox U-turn

I refer to my two earlier posts on John Fox where it transpires I was unduly sympathetic to the man. He has now admitted he had developed a Ponzi scheme as early as the nineteen-nineties, and that it’s been twenty … Continue reading

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Dieci anni fa

Ten years ago already. E si, molto aqua e passato sotto il ponte. Purtroppo. But it was one of the great holidays, along with Paxos, Oregon, San Giminiano and Montefalco. Ti ringrazio, papà.    

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Hommage to Catalonia

Everytime I go to Barcelona, and look up at the beautiful, high, Belle Epoque buildings, it is difficult not to think of George Orwell and internicine snipers shooting each other on all sides of La Rambla. This said, Barcelona is … Continue reading

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Screen Abuse

According to an Irish academic on the BBC’s Today Programme, the average adult looks at their telephone 200 times a day. Assuming the average adult sleeps for eight hours, that means, 12.5 times an hour. I’d call that a tic. … Continue reading

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A rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose

Or so wrote Gertrude Stein. If you change the “e” for and “é”, I pretty much agree. The trouble and strife is away and I am trying not to drink, at least not profusely. With the girls there have been … Continue reading

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Two wheelers

As I eat up the tarmac on my handbike (for info, today, 49 km, 2 hrs 56 and 33°  in the shade), I have a lot of time to reflect. Of course what happened to me between a bicycle and … Continue reading

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Fools and their money: Chateau Talbot

Now I am not going to knock Chateau Talbot which is a perfectly good and popular mid-ranked Bordeaux classed growth. And to its credit its price tag has always remained earthbound. All is relative. Humanity does, however, never cease to … Continue reading

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