Fave region/variety: My favourite region is the Rhône. It was the first region I really concentrated on getting to know when I first became interested in wine 30 years ago. It’s great because there are a whole host of wines from both the Northern and Southern Rhone in all price ranges (from every day drinking wines to some real blockbusters for special occasions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape). I’ve never visited the area, but it is somewhere I would certainly love to visit!
Wine Hero: One of my wine heros would have to be author Hugh Johnson. Several of his books and pocket guides have helped me to discover and learn so much about wines. Starting out I’d regularly take the Pocket Wine Book with me on visits to wine merchants, using Hugh’s knowledge, to guide me and ensure my purchases were based on sound advice. I’ve gathered so much knowledge and advice from them over the years and there is no doubt I wouldn’t know as much as I do about the world of wine without his contribution.
Contact David for advice on Rhône wines.