The first bottle of the year. And a good one at that. This rose petal was smooth and dry and fragrant. I brought it to Cambridge with me because I knew it was one of Rachel's favourites. Earlier in the day we had walked 5 miles around the Wimpole Estate; Wimpole being a National Trust stately home. The main feature of the walk was thick, wet mud causing much slipping and precarious footwork. We needed plenty to drink as a reward. I think I will take a few days off the booze.