Wine appreciation lesson 261

You might not wish to make a special trip, but I've mentioned before the amazing olearia hedge at Watergrasshill. Now that the villagers have had their bypass snatched away, the non-motorway road north from Cork takes you past this far-sighted bit of planting.

<i>Olearia dentata</i>

Even with the windows up, at this time of year there is a terrific warming and slightly musty waft of honey as you drive by. If you like that smell, it cheers you up on your journey. There are parallels with wine.