Taste of London
Had a reasonably busy day today. I began by meeting with Aussie wine scientist Richard Gibson, who runs a wine consultancy called Scorpex (http://www.scorpex.net/). We discussed closures, and oxygen and wine.
Then it was off to Taste of London (www.tastefestivals.com/london) to present a couple of masterclasses on behalf of Codorniu. I did the first, then went off to a coffee shop to work on an article and do an update on the website (an interview with Monty Waldin on biodynamic wine).
Returning to the festival for my second session, I found that Regent's Park, the venue, had been evacuated because of a security alert. Eventually we got in, and the the three of us working the wine theatre today (Will Lyons, Neil Phillips and me) had to rejig the schedule a bit. I went first, and the audience - most of who had been waiting outside for two hours - were really positive.
I had a wander round the festival, too. My impression was that it was a bit 'corporate' in feel this year. I'm going back to do another session on Sunday.