Last week, when everyone went Fifty Shades of mad about a certain film, I tweeted that my abiding memory of the book was the wine descriptions. Specifically, how delicious they sounded (there was definitely a cool, crisp Chablis at some point; and I think there was a Sancerre and a Pouilly Fume too, always perfectly chilled and with not too much poured into big glasses). The response to my tweet was mostly one of horror that of all the things that stuck out (sorry), it was the wine. But it was ever thus. I used to love watching Brothers & Sisters: not only did they drink delicious looking red from beautiful glasses, but the family owned a vineyard! And in St Elmo’s Fire, I remember Andrew McCarthy ringing Demi Moore from a smart restaurant for wine advice (she tells him to go for Puligny Montrachet) – but I can’t remember the ending. I think I need to get out more. Just not to see Fifty Shades.

Peace out, winos x

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  1. You read it ? Well done you, I limped ( ahem ) through the odd chapter. Showing my vintage I used to love the drinks bits in Sex and the City….esp the one where Big is leaving NY and just has an old fashioned record player..sigh….

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