It annoys me sometimes that I know that in 2014 Italy had a disastrous wine harvest and that many vineyards lost most of their crop. I am not a wine snob but it helps to know the highs and lows of areas you drink wines from - not every year but the best and worst will help you make choices.
Now British summer time has officially begun... The days are getting longer and warmer. Possibly the odd barbeque or two is on the horizon? At the same time our palates begin the seasonal migration from the cosy winter nest of full bodied reds or richer whites to more lighter, cooler style wines.