A few days ago I ended up at the Montecarlo (the one in Italy, not Monaco) wine festival. Well, I suppose ‘ended up’ isn’t really how the situation came about as it implies that I hadn’t spent the past three weeks desperately planning and looking forward to this wonderful wine soaked day.

Apparently more than 40,000 people turned up, which is unsurprising when I think about how packed it was but everyone seemed on their best (if slightly tipsy) behavior. There was more to the wine festival than just wine, there was also theater, art, music and a lot of food. But mainly there was wine. A lot of amazing wine and friendly happy people. It was a good day.