Well as a chronicler of a multi-course food and wine pairing, I obviously need to go into training well in advance of the next sipping and supping event I attend. Having been deprived of wine for most of the past 6 months - because taking analgesics for my severe back pain took precedent over drinking pleasure - I must have lost any of the tolerance for alcohol that I had carefully built up over the years.
Because, even though I sternly restricted myself to just the few sips of each wine needed to see how the food and wine pairing stacked up - well except for the Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Optima - I must have got a bit befuddled without realizing it until much later.
Or maybe it was because I was concentrating hard on keeping my dance-deprived body from fox-trotting round the tables to the terrific background music of the trio, whose names I have not yet found out. Whatever the cause here is what happened.