Jancis's diary – February 2024

1950 Babes Feb 2024

Recuperation and an injection of 74-year-old camaraderie. Left to right above, Joanna Delaforce, Tim Littler, Tony Stebbings, Tim How, David Hunter, Rosemary George MW, Allan Cheesman, Jancis and Anthony Sykes.

On 1 February, instead of attending Bordeaux Index’s annual showing of notable 10-year-old bordeaux classed growths as I had meant to, I was in the excellent Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, London. I’d been admitted on 30 January with double pneumonia and an infection count that was only just the right side of being sent to the ICU so felt very grateful that they...