Mentioned briefly, last week, I was lucky enough to attend the New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting (like the event itself, quite a mouthful). It proved to be a fantastic opportunity for me to taste many of the world's greatest wines. But first, lets get the negatives out the way:

Crammed full of sweaty drunken heathens, a fact which I was perfectly comfortable with. My objection lay in the dress code which forced me to wear, and then sweat into, my finest suit? Vying for top ‘classy moment'? Either the guy who grabbed a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvee and drank it from the bottle. Without, then having the decency to at least finish it off. Or the guy who grabbed a whole stack of napkins (serviettes to us Euro's) and then tossed them in the air so they rained down on us like over-sized confetti. Like I said, classy!