My name is Simon Jones, and this blog is all about wine. Owing to some formative experiences in southwest Germany during the 1997 growing season, my specialist subject – if you can call it that – is German wine. From 2009 to early 2016, this particular leaning found expression in a blog called From Blackpool to Basel.
Why “winetext”? Well, to coin a well-known advertising slogan on UK television, this blog does exactly what it says on the tin. Years back, I began writing my original blog firstly as a means of occupational therapy, secondly in order to document my various first-hand encounters with wine on an ongoing basis. This pastime has since developed into a labour of love, as it were. Although I am fond of my original blog title, I felt it was time for a title that was more relevant to the subject matter. Et voilà.