Thursday, October 03, 2013

Grapes from The Smoke.

It took me a while to find something that I owned from London to photograph for this post.  I finally found this heart-shaped postcard amongst my postcard collection, sent to me by my sister-in-law before she was my sister-in-law.  But this post is not about my postcard collection, thank goodness.
Thud sent me an interesting article that appeared in the Daily Mail about a vineyard growing within a stone's throw of the heart of London, one of the world's largest capital cities.  The Forty Hall Vineyard, in Enfield, has about 7,000 vines of several different grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier.  I think it's about time that England finally regained temperatures conducive to grape vine cultivation.  One day, Blighty might even get as warm as it was back in the Middle Ages...snigger, snigger.

4 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Vinogirl, since English Champagne is prominent, and you love the stuff, I'll be expecting a report from you on your next visit to Liverpool:-')
Love the first picture with London in the background!

Thomas said...

Yeah, let's hope the warmth gets to London before the Atlantic Ocean.

Thud said...

More heat!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I have already had a few English bubblies and they're not too bad. I think I need to try more though. Y'know, for research purposes.

Tomasso: How about both at the same time, so English people can actually enjoy a warm beach holiday at home.

Thud: And less rain.