Howard Ripley fills in 2015 German gaps


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Yes this picture of Howard Ripley’s 2015 German tasting in London the week before last is lousy. But for once there is a reason for it, other than sheer ineptitude. The tasting took place in the curiously named Large Pension Room of Gray’s Inn, haunt of some of the crème de la crème of the British legal profession, in the middle of the afternoon. 

I couldn’t help wondering whether everyone there wanted it to be known that that was how they were spending the afternoon, so I deliberately took the...