Have been reading the forums for a while now and thought I would introduce myself. I’m Richard from Leeds, 39 years young, married with 2 children. My eldest is in her 2nd year of university and my youngest in his first year at high school.
I found my taste for wine in my early 30’s with a big love for Malbec. Joined TWS in 2014 and looking back through my early orders, tried a great variety of mainly reds.
Made my first EP purchase early 2015, Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2013, turns out to be a very wise choice indeed. This has been followed up with various EP purchases over the last 5 years, it’s a bit addictive!
Going by my the bottles in my cellar, favourites are Northern Rhone, Malbec, Rioja and Chateau Musar of which I have various vintages (favourite so far being 1998).
I have been lucky enough to travel to Cape Town, SA, twice this year with work and took full advantage is visiting a number of vineyards in the Stellenbosch region. Such a beautiful country with some amazing wines.