Last year I embarked on the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma, generously supported in my studies by my employer, Majestic Wine.  Only ten employees are able to join the ranks of Diploma students every year, so to determine who makes the grade, we sit an entrance exam.  The question I had answered was … More Diploma


The trouble with Twitter is that I want quite often to tweet things that are in my head.  My head is full of impulses and desires, and it is safe to say that many of these are not safe for work.  Indeed, given the breadth of my followers, I am starting to become much more … More Exposure


The term ‘straight-acting’ invokes my ire in no small measure; it encapsulates so much of what is wrong with attitudes within and towards homosexual men.  Firstly, it implies that there is a way that all gay men are supposed to behave and that it is somehow different from the way straight men are supposed to … More Character