Ca del Pipa, Valpolicella Ripasso 1999, €13, (down from €17), O'Brien's.
Argentina is the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world. It has twice the area under vine than that of Australia, and four times that of Chile.
Reading Joyce's Ulysses, keeping a diary and putting your CDs in alphabetical order are all highly laudable New Year's resolutions, but for 2005, our chief resolution has to be the removal of the dross from the country's wine shelves.
I have a recurring fantasy every time I transfer my list of phone numbers from one diary to another.