About Moi

I’m Ruari.  I live in London.  I’m a massive geek.

A self confessed fantasy book nerd, you’ll often find me reading.  Present authors of note include Mark Lawrence, whose Broken Empire Trilogy thrusts its glorious anti-hero right into your black heart like a dagger; Patrick Rothfuss, whose storytelling is lyrical; and Scott Lynch’s ‘Gentlemen Bastards’ sequence is an object lesson in plot twists and sleight of hand.

One of my biggest passions is the wine and spirits trade – and that’s where I’m a real geek. Sure I can quote the best part of the Star Wars films, and sure, I get a little excited every time a new Marvel movie comes out (Doctor Strange. It’s actually happening. *fangirls*) and yes, Mark Millar is one of the finest comic-strip writers of our generation, but where I really shine is when you ask me about Tequila.

Or Rum. Gin. Vodka. Whisky (and Whiskey). Why a Paulliac isn’t worth drinking until it’s been bottle-aged for at least ten years. Why Bacardi was actually a ground-breaking rum and is arguably responsible for bringing rum to a wider audience.

Despite holding my Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, I don’t know the slightest bit as much as I’d like to, but I really love learning about it.   I’m passionate about it, and that’s more than enough for me.


One thought on “About Moi

  1. I have to say I’m a Grant Morrison boy, but yes Ru-Cat you are an unashamed geek and I love you for it. Also, have you seen the Avengers teaser trailer?

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