“Don’t wine-lovers love every kind of wine and find any excuse to enjoy it?”
So says Socrates in Plato’s Republic.
What I mean to say is that my love of ancient philosophical ideas seems to have been waiting for the day I would fall in love with wine.
It happened in Australia when I became the president of my college’s Senior Common Room and gained access to its storied cellar. Treasures heaping, and I was like an illiterate barbarian looking in the window. So I took a couple of wine courses, visited some wine spots, and even got dirty and tired doing harvest tasks.
I can’t stop. The wine bug bit me and I think I’m in it for life. I hold a WSET Level 3 certificate, and I am set to start my Diploma study this year.
Places I’ve visited:
The bucket list: