Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Yesterday was the regional finals of the Trophy Ruinart competition and I was due to compete in the Midlands final down at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham. I decided to pull out earlier last week, as I wasnt "match fit" and felt that if I wasnt able to give it 100% then I ought not to go. Especially as the hotel was paying for my accomodation and travelling expenses. I had a few friends competing, ironically at Birmingham too, and it would have been good to catch up with them, but I'll get plenty of opportunities over the coming year. Ian didnt win, as he was stuffed up with a cold, and so he blew the blind tasting part. Apparently some dude named Cyrille from the Manoir won the brummie round. Good luck to him on the grand final!