Last Friday, I went to the Bath Literary Festival and my session was at 7.30pm. Turned out so was Kazuo Ishiguro’s, in the room next door. He might have won the Booker Prize but I had free wine (very kindly donated by wine merchant Averys of Bristol – thank you, Mimi). And afterwards, as I signed books, I met this lovely lot.

Since coming to last year’s Knackered Mother’s Wine Club tasting at Camp Bestival, Claire (second from left) decided to form her own KMWC with a group of friends. They now meet once a month to chat over wine – and always bring something different to try. It was so brilliant to meet them and reminded me just why I set out to write the book in the first place. Wine brings us together, makes us sit down (I especially like that part) and converse. It connects us with places, stories and best of all, with each other. I’ll drink to that.

Chin chin x

ps – I’ve added some new videos to my YouTube channel on stuff like vintages, varieties, hangovers and decanting. Hope you like, let me know!

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  1. I love Ishiguro ( latest The Buried Giant on audio as I write courtesy of audible ), I love Bath, I love your blog, I love Le Marche, I love, as you say, human commerce…

    I'll join you in that drink !

  2. HOW COOOOOOL I love him and have booked to go and listen to him at The Hay Festival this year – you should do a talk there too? And bring wine?? Lx

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