Celebrating 40 years


Last Tuesday I confessed that I was celebrating my fortieth anniversary of writing about wine that day; see Forty years on

I have been asked to describe how I celebrated and am, as always, obedient. Because I had a long time to prepare for this anniversary, I asked a few key people to dinner chez nous many months in advance, most of them having been at a similar dinner exactly 10 years previously. 

Hugh and Judy Johnson were obvious candidates for the guest list, Hugh having apparently played a key role in recommending me in 1980 as Sunday Times...