Claire and I are very bad at being with the zeitgeist. We discovered The League of Gentlemen about four years after everyone else, and I have only now started listening to Chumbawamba after they announced their disbandment. Therefore it is no surprise that weeks after the nation as a whole has been talking about it, we are catching up with The Great British Bakeoff, and that is how we spent most of this bottle.
It is a lovely programme - full of real people doing things well and being nice to each other. And it is heartbreaking when a contestant does not make it through to the next round. A talent show with a soul - and based around cake. What more could I want? Well, elderberry wine possibly. I think I have rarely made a better batch than this. It is drier than previous versions and I wouldn't want it any more so. But it has an overall roundness, which is pleasing.