​Diary of a dream – part 14


A little success is swiftly followed by another disaster. Such is the life of neophyte Slovenian vigneron Chris Boiling.

I sold my first bottle of wine. Just the one. It was bought by a young couple with impeccable taste at my big launch at the Ten Green Bottles wine bar in Brighton, England.

They paid £19 for the wine, made from rare Italian grape Famoso. I must admit, I was hoping to sell more.

Three articles in the local press about my mission to save rare grapes and Ten Green Bottles’ well-oiled marketing machine encouraged 25 people to buy tickets...