..now stop that and get back to the race report! Delighted with the result, a time of 42.11 over a hilly and rutted course, 19th overall and 6th in my age group (for indeed now I am a Male 40+ not a senior), which is very pleasing. Also, lots of people running the race with me, such as Ian from Wellow Fitness, Matt and Luke (in fact we were trying to find a Matthew, then we could have run as the four apostles...). And, after that, lunch at the Plough with Matt and Luke. Happy days indeed.
The usual cycle to work on Wednesday - just as before, though noticeably getting chillier this time!
Wine of the week - well, I should call it delivery of the week! I decided to withdraw some wines from storage, and so on Friday, the excitement of 7 cases of mixed Burgundy, Rhone, Italian and Claret arriving! from this selection I chose Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee 2005 as the first to be tried. Humble villages wine from a great producer in an excellent vintage. Immediately it looks serious for this rung of the quality ladder village wine. The colour was deep and bright, ripe strawberry fruit with a hint of earthiness, and the tiniest amount of new oak. On the palate it was midweight, good fruit, length, and some tannin. Definitely well above village quality and with a few years ahead. A fulsome reminder of why Burgundy - when it is good - rocks when compared to sweet, fruity New Zealand Pinots.