Top of the morning to you

Without being a follower of The Assimilated Negro, I would probably not have had occasion to share this with you. His timing was rather more judicious than mine, but a happy un-Saint Patrick's day to you all anyway. I am slaving away over a hot word press to bring you some of the serious wine-related stuff in short order. In the meantime, the Marks and Spencer Rioja made solely from the Graciano grape isn't half bad (sorry no details, I think the bottle's been recycled. M&S don't need my help anyway); though, as I may have written before, Spanish wine these days very seldom is bad. As a mattero of facto we have just got in a corker, as it were, of a red wine for you from Montsant in Spain. Another job on the list, to tell you about that.