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Sozzled with Sarah

I remember my first sip of good wine like it was yesterday. I was a late bloomer when it comes to wine, I have to admit. 23 year old Sarah was in Hong Kong with a load of strangers on her first ever press trip, having won a blogging competition run by the Hong Kong tourist board. To say I was like a kid in a sweet shop was an understatement – and I spent 5 days bounding around the island thinking I had well and truly hit the jackpot in life. One activity on the trip was visiting Dialogue in the Dark and taking part in a blind wine tasting. I was ushered to a table with a wine critic from The Independent who scoffed at the question of whether he was drinking white or red. “Well, of course this is a red!”, he proclaimed. Much to his embarrassment, he was actually drinking a white. A white at room temperature, but a white no doubt. But this wasn’t the best bit of the experience …