This blog is a record of the wine that I make and drink. Each flavour made and each bottle drunk will appear here. You may come to the conclusion that, on the whole, I should be drinking less.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Peapod Wine - Fourth Bottle (3), 6th-7th March 2013

I should have opened this bottle two weeks ago in honour of Richard Briers. Next to Fawlty Towers, The Good Life was the very best of 1970s comedy, and Richard Briers as Tom Good was the moral centre. Peapod wine was his tipple of choice, though on the strength of this bottle I am not entirely sure why. 'Inoffensive' is about as kind as I can be.

I opened it after a WYSO dedicated to Bruch's violin concerto. Our soloist is seventeen but looks several years younger, and plays beautifully. I am not at all jealous. Then tonight we finished the bottle to sausages. This is on a day where newspaper headlines have screamed "If you eat sausages you will die". I exaggerate a little, but on second thoughts that statement is entirely true. You will die if you eat sausages, or anything else for that matter. Maybe Richard Briers just had too much processed meat.


  1. The Good Life was excellent Ben. Totally unbelievable and yet so enjoyable. Think the Good Life and John Seymour sent me on my way to being a smallholder. Felicity Kendall was the perfect smallholder wife. Great television nostalgia Ben.

  2. I loved the Good Life, and all four principles were so good. I could not say which was my favourite - and it was right that each was rewarded with their own comedy afterwards, though I never watched either Ever Decreasing Circles or Solo.