In grey January it's comforting and diverting, if not exactly honest, to entertain delusions of grandeur. When the grandeur includes the promise of sunshine and lively company, so much the better.
Pardon my sarong, then, while I gambol in the soft, aggrandizing light cast by the phrase "European Wine Blogger" (the sort of people who have conferences, you know). There are links to other Irish wine blogs in the sidebar.
But seriously, folks, this - see below - could be fun, not to mention a chance to visit some of Bubble Brother' suppliers in Rioja and environs, and maybe even get them blogging.