One of the worst things that can happen to someone who tastes wine for a living has got to be hay fever.
I should know as I am currently suffering from a severe attack. Not only is my nose a red, raw running mess but my eyes won’t stop watering and the constant sneezing is giving me stomach cramps. And to top it all off, today I was supposed to sit my blind tasting test for the WSET Advanced Certificate. Needless to say I am in no condition to sip wine, let alone analyze it. I wouldn’t be able to tell an Alsatian Gewurztraminer from an Australian Oaked Chardonnay.
I was also supposed to attend the Definitive Italian Wine Show at Lord’s Cricket Ground today but that plan has also been blown to smithereens. Nothing to do now but hope and pray that the claritin will kick in sooner rather then later. This has been going on for 3 days now. I have been reduced to drinking water only. The horror….