My family and friends can't quite believe this but I am planning to have a break over the next few days. All next week there will be a series of articles by others, including an overview of what's hot in Chile, a fascinating look at investment in vineyards, some offbeat biodynamic French wines and Julia's extremely enthusiastic survey of some of the best Greece currently has to offer. On Saturdays as usual my and Nick's FT articles will also be published here, so there are lots of reasons for you to keep visiting.
After celebrating Christmas here in London we're off for a few days en famille in Vienna. It remains to be seen just how disciplined I will manage to be but I am going to try to go website cold turkey from Saturday until Tuesday morning. Wish me luck, I certainly wish you and yours incomparable fun, peace, health, happiness and great bottles.
And don't forget: pull those corks!