Wine and Crime - what could go together more smoothly! If you doubt this pairing, have a look at our review of Ellen Crosby's The Riesling Retribution. It is a wine murder and mystery story and part of a series that contains highlights such as The Merlot Murders. A little while ago I discussed this with a friend and we soon realised that there are dozens and dozens of exciting titles for a wine murder series - and here they are, for you to pursue at you leisure.
Earlier this month, Bernhard Huber died. As the last few weeks have been very busy with work I am only now catching up with news from the wine world - and with news like this I almost wish I hadn't. While I have never met him in person I have appreciated his outstanding wines on more than one occasion, and I am only too aware of what he has done for the reputation of German wine, Pinot Noir in particular. Looking through my cellar, the only Huber wine left is a Müller-Thurgau, not quite the obvious choice, but it has to do for a toast to one of the greats of wine making.