I’ve been meaning to raise this for a while.
My whole family are very keen on HPB (my parents are the bondholders, and we get to share) and I wondered if any of you were also HPB bondholders?
Ever since our daughter was diagnosed as having coeliac disease, we realised that when we went on family holidays it would almost always have to be self-catering, otherwise we would struggle constantly to find places to eat. On the one hand it makes travel more limited and we’ve got to cook more, BUT it actually makes the enjoyment of good wine easier since we can enjoy it ‘at home’ and not have to pay restaurant mark-up prices.
Whenever we go (in this country!) to stay, we bring at least a case of Society wines with us to enjoy. We stayed at the magnificent Tigh Mor in the Trossachs at Easter, and I spotted at least one other fellow Society member from the window on our penultimate day, packing an easily-recognised case into the boot of his car!
I wondered if others had come up with any cunning plans for taking best advantage of this opportunity?
What are your holiday wine supply strategies? Have you ever had your wine delivered directly to the holiday property? How about coordinating with other members and sharing deliveries (and wine cellars)? Do you bring your own glassware (or is that just a step too far)?
Of course, this is for the UK properties. When we’ve gone abroad, the idea is to try as much local wine and food as possible so it is a different ball-game.
I was interested as to whether others have experience of this and what your favourite destinations might be. Tigh Mor and St Brides in Wales have both been fantastic.