A few moments diversion with two YouTube drink adverts. The first, an American advert for Red Stripe decimates the incomparable 1983 Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (sound track to my youth etc etc). I mean it is really really crap. The second is far cleverer – Rubik’s Head (or is it Cube Head?) in a rather scary/disturbing way advertising Drench Juicy, a soft drink. The tune is the Gap Band’s ’1979 funk anthem’ Oops Upside Your Head. I’m sure someone can enlighten me on which Tube station this is filmed at.
Opening with the ‘basic’ wines he was almost apologetic at their simplicity. Personally I found them a delight; no idea of price at the time (the top of the range comes in at a very reasonable €20 cellar door) but to a bottle these ‘lesser’ wines were lovely, offering a balanced richness, a true regional acidic streak in the RI.VA.LE Chianti and a touch riper, softer palate to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.