Sadly, I have to report that my dear old mum passed away a couple of days ago at the ripe old age of 90. She slipped away peacefully after a short – relative to a long life – illness, and I was able to be with her for her last hours…..

My mum, 10 years ago in Alfriston, Sussex – which is near the English Wine Centre.

Unsurprisingly the June Theme Post (due on 4th) wasn’t posted, and I was unable to lead the subsequent Latin American tasting. Colleagues stepped in for me for that tasting and the group itself have provided me with notes of the wines, which I’ll edit in 3 or 4 days. Thanks to WING members for that – and all their good wishes….


I’ll post the Theme Notes in a few hours – thanks to everyone…