The Tour de France isn’t making wine drinking easy for me. Fabian Cancellara is still in the yellow jersey. Whilst I have drunk Swiss wine, it’s not easy to get hold of and I’ve only ever tried it at specialist tastings. Based on that limited sampling it’s good, and who can blame the Swiss for keeping it to themselves. They need plenty with a yellow jersey, a 5th Wimbledon win and an Americas Cup – Go Switzerland!
Today’s stage winner was the fabulous Thor Hushovd, who made it across the line without any PMU big green hand injuries. Unfortunately for me he’s from Norway. I certainly haven’t tried any wine from Norway, and until today I didn’t know they produced any – they do, at the most northerly commercial vineyard in the world.
Tomorrow’s stage starts in Chablis, so I’ve popped a bottle in the fridge, next to the bottle of English sparkling that’s likely to sit there for all three weeks.