May isn’t quite as uncultured as he initially made out – poetry, proficient with some musical instrument or other if a little anal with cleaning his Jaguar; the vehicle in which the pair are travelling around the French winelands. The contrast between the rarefied atmosphere of Pichon Comtesse de Lalande with some back-shed made glugging wine was great; I just wish Clarke would actually answer May’s questions. I guess they have to drag it out for the full six episodes. May’s whistle is a great touch, (guarenteed to annoy Clarke after awhile, one hopes) an attempt to keep the conversation grounded to the ‘common’ man. I could have done without seeing their arses mind.
For a jaded palate the landscapes and Clarke’s enthusiasm should re-inflame the passion. Worth watching the second episode I think.
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