Could it be true that humans are hard-wired to seek mind altering substances such as caffeine, tobacco, psychedelic drugs, and alcohol? Alcohol is and was the most easily available intoxicant and historically different cultures throughout the world started drinking independently with no knowledge of the others.
Paris Fashion Week is one of my favourite times, and whilst it takes place in the capital of France, it is very much an international event. And there are so many Brits there. It struck me that it could be fun to match some of these talented British fashion gurus, with that other French icon, and my specialist subject, French wine.
My first visit to France was as a teenager, my first stop the Loire, launching a love-affair with this most understated part of the country with its opalescent light, its cuisine and its wine, and these three elements - the place, the food and the wine - are a part of me, which is why I relish any chance to talk about them and spread the word.