It's taken a few years of procrastination, and plenty of star-staring life questioning, but tomorrow I will be officially going back to school.
In my case, school will be at Dookie, NW Victoria, where I'll be working towards the very officious sounding Masters in Wine Technology & Viticulture, a course aimed at giving me the skills to swap the keyboard for secateurs (or pH meters) if I so wish too.
9am Monday is the start of this wine education adventure, the starting point for two weeks of practical residential school at the Dookie (where?) campus, before I then go home and follow it up with many thousands of words in long winded assignments (the not so fun part).
Thankfully, I have a comrade on this journey, as i'll be joined by the similarly foolhardy Julian Coldrey, of www.fullpour.com fame, who is also keen to work out exactly what's involved in the whole wine production caper.
So, over the next few weeks (and years) I will be reporting from a slightly different angle, as that of a student of wine.
Looking forward to it already.
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