Whilst it seems every other online beer nerd is at the Great British Beer Festival I'm going to post about wine.
Aside from an occasional glass of fizzy the only wine I normally drink comes with the prefix 'barley'. But on the way back from Cornwall I couldn't miss the chance to pop into an establishment fondly thought of by many a Glaswegian alcoholic: Buckfast Abbey, the home of 'Buckie' tonic wine.
It's a picturesque looking place. I'm sure it must help the monks contemplate the glory of god. Well, when they're not doing his work producing a steady supply of 'Buckie' for Glaswegian winos that is.
I picked up a small bottle but I can't tell you what it tastes like as I haven't managed to bring myself to drink it yet. Still, it's something to look forward to. Or should that be 'hide at the back of the cupboard in case of emergencies'?