April 29 2013
Lord Haughty Grape was asked by the local pub’s landlord to arrange a wine-tasting evening with a
grand prize of £1000 to be awarded to whoever guessed the majority of the wines correctly. As the
organiser, Lord Grape would not be allowed to enter, but unbeknown to the Landlord, he planned
to participate incognito – not to win the money, this wasn’t the issue – but to show off his superior
wine knowledge publically.
Lord Grape only ever drinks the most expensive wine, so he decided to import mixed cases from
the far reaches of the Loire Valley, Barossa Valley and the Napa Valley. When they arrived, without
peeking, he confidently delivered the bottles to the Landlord and set home to make his disguise.
The next evening, with fake eyebrows in place, a putty nose and a walking stick ...