Socializing with colleagues
Had a nice day yesterday. Fiona and I took the dog for a walk, and then I got into my footie kit and headed over to Teddington for a game of 11-a-side. It was a rematch of the game played a month earlier, against a side who play regular 11-a-side. In the first game we lost 4-0; this time we turned things around and won 2-1. I played in central defence.
Then in the evening it was off to John Worontschak's house for a really enjoyable dinner. Tim Atkin and his fiancee Sue were also there. Fiona and younger son accompanied me, and John's kids did a great job of keeping our son entertained while we ate and drank well. John cooked the most amazing belly pork for us - close to perfect.
We drank some nice wines, but the most interesting bottle appeared at the end. It was a McLaren Vale 'Port' that John had made back in the mid-1980s with two of his winemaking buddies, and this was the last bottle.
The Singlemans Shiraz Port 1985 McLaren Vale
600 bottles made. Spicy, tarry and a bit herby on the nose, with a hint of mint. The palate is rich and dense with some freshness and structure, as well as an attractive herby character. Delicious, and with some distance to go. 89/100