Reilly’s Ryder Basket Pressed Shiraz 2008

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Happy New Year to all who visit this page. This is my first post since Boxing Day.  It introduces  an entirely new category for my blog pages.  It’s a subject that has been very dear to me since 1967 when my boss of the day took me to lunch and insisted I drink red wine with him – at Chesser …

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A red wine surprise

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I was first introduced to red wine in my early teens, by my maternal grandmother who believed that claret was a good health drink.  I hated it, and I never tasted red wine again until 1967, when I was promoted to Secretarial in the Head Office of the company I joined on 9 February 1959 – Elder, Smith & Co., …