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cold-calling winesales

Something very strange happened last night – or unusual at-least. At ~7:30pm the phone rang; “it’s xyz-merchant in Germany, remember you bought a bottle of ‘xxx’ from us – I just wondered how it was?” Then through a serpentine road of compliments, brown nosing, dropping references to various producers he/they represent, he finally tried (manfully) […]

RIP – Henri Jayer

Not unexpected but anyway very sad news. Allen Meadows words need no addition: “It is with deep regret that I inform the board members that Henri Jayer passed away last night after a long illness. Jayer was renowned and admired the world over for his lush, seductive, well-balanced and impeccably crafted burgundies and was arguably […]

Peter Gabriel in Concert

The Romanée-Conti of popular music! I first saw Peter Gabriel at Manchester Apollo around 1982, his music is about skillfully woven layers of insight and genius. Despite lots of rain and a sky as black as a Rockford Shiraz the rain abated and we had a fabulous concert in Bregenz, Austria – the stage set […]

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