Proving your age
Monday 25 May
My anti-wrinkle cream must be working. I was asked for I.D. this weekend buying two bottles of wine on the way to teach at the London Wine Academy.
I’m sure one day when I’m old and wizened, I’ll be pleased to be asked for I.D.in Sainsbury’s but at the moment I’m feeling rather ashamed by the whole thing. I wouldn’t mind if I had been buying a decent bottle but it was Gallo’s Sycamore Canyon Cab Sav. Needless to say, it won’t be making my wine of the week. Nevertheless, most of the students on the course preferred its ripe, easy-going drinking than the Chateau Fontenilles from Bordeaux at twice the price.
Being young and in the wine industry is fabulous but at the same time it’s tough. In several interviews at the London wine fair, the interviewees said I didn’t look old enough to be drinking let alone grilling them on the latest issues. Thanks very much indeed.
We all have to work our way up the ladder over time but I wonder if other young people in the industry feel the same way? Or is it just me? I’d love to hear your thoughts…