After nearly 100 years of being a hard working writer, I finally got a job that was more fun. The people at Shingle Peak wines emailed me and asked if I would please drink a case of their wine and tell me what I thought, in my own words. What I thought was, HOORAY!
Actually, I met one of my best friends over a bottle or two of Shingle Peak Sauvignon Blanc back in 1992 when I was just getting used to not drinking wine out of a plastic bladder. He was the maitre d' at a restaurant I went to and recommended the wine, then after everyone else went home, sat down and drank it with me. We also did some dancing and a little bit of juggling. After all these years we are still close friends so the review I came up with after being reunited with the same wine was: "Never mind matching it with food, I have just the friend to go with this."
Now Shingle Peak has given me five six-bottle cases of wine to give away to readers who think they might have it in them to review wine without using the words "cheeky", "bouquet", "nose", "gooseberry" or "old man's wart cream".
All you have to do is post - by clicking on the link in pink below - in less than 50 words, which of the Shingle Peak wines you would like to review and why.
You can choose from sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, pinot gris or chardonnay.
I will decide the winning entries on Monday 28 September - so you'll need to check back then to see if yours is one of them and send me your contact details.
Sorry to my overseas readers but the cost of sending our wine further afield means you can't be in the running. And sorry to readers under 18 but you should be locked in your rooms saying your prayers, taking down the hems on all your skirts and doing your homework.