My name is Danny, I live in Harrogate with my wife heather and 1 yr old daughter Harper. And Smeagol the Beagle.
We had our Wine Soc membership bought as a wedding gift in 2014, and I bought bits and bats, but my enthusiasm took an upward trajectory after I convinced a friend to go halves with me on the French classics VCP. Since then I’ve tried to read about wine as much as I drink, and focus on quality not quantity (granted that everything Wine Soc sells is quality).
I am especially susceptible to Wine society propaganda, as when they suggested I ‘balance’ my cellar with an additional VCP, I signed up to the world classics.
Subsequently I started buying Bordeaux EP. A lot of my friends enjoy wine too, but can’t be bothered to get involved, so they let me buy EP for them and give me the money. This way it looks to the Wine society like I’m a baller, when I’m not.
My favourite wines from the past few years have been the la poja by allegrini. And leone zardini amarone.
In my spare time I enjoy walking in nidderdale, reading, and Olympic lifting. I also have recently started foraging mushrooms, as I find it flirts with death, but is less risky than BASE jumping, probably.