The lure of the DVD Box Set – Part 2

It goes like this…

You are seated together on the sofa, each with a glass of wine, engrossed in the story. You are often surprised by something that happens in the storyline and you talk about it, not always agreeing. You think you know what is going to happen next, but you are usually wrong. When one of you hasn’t followed the plot, the other explains. You marvel at how the creators have ended the series.

And there it is: you have been complicit in the experience and have lived through the story together.


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Ready to drink

This year we took advantage of the Penfolds Wines Re-corking Clinics to have the single bottle of Grange Hermitage (vintage 1979) in our cellar checked out.

img_4467The clinics give wine collectors the opportunity to have their cellared (over 15 years) Penfolds bottles assessed by a winemaker. If necessary they are opened, tasted, topped up, re-corked and re-capsuled. Continue reading