My job is to taste wine and food. Yes, yes, I know (everybody says it): it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. As such, I am invited to dine out and taste fairly frequently. I have decided to share my uncensored notes on these occasions with you for the following reasons: 1) it will give you an insight into what the life of a wine taster-wine writer is like and 2) it will give me an opportunity to write about wines, foods, oddities, Italy and people in an informal way.:
Music Pick of the month: D.J. Kyle (www.Italianwinereview.com) chooses Katie Melua singing Blues in the Night on You-Tube. When I ask why, he says: “All the musicians look like they are having a good time.” You met Kyle in the December 2009 and January 2010 Diaries.
Coming Up In April – the big Vinitaly Wine Fair and judging Puglian Roses.
Highlights of this diary include The Incident of the Imperious Sommelier (March 2) and abandoned in Bardolino with 50 undressed Italian journalists (March 6).