A Nice time in Provence

Wine importer Gary Gubbins mixed duty with pleasure on a visit to Nice, where he took in a rugby match and a trip to the Provençal vineyards.

12th October, 2014
Main picture: Nice on the Côte d’Azur is one of the Mediterranean’s jewels.

One night many years ago, as the Celtic Tiger roared, Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, invaded my dreams. He told me I must give up the world of engineering and immerse myself in wine, both literally and professionally. I was half way there already, so I took his advice and opened Red Nose Wine in 2008.

It took me a little while to realise that Dionysus was also the God of ritual madness, and the...

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