I'm really looking forward to my next reading in St Andrews on 15th November. Here's the background to the event, taken from the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival website:
"Working with StAnza, Matthew Stewart, exporter and blender for the
Spanish cooperative Viñaoliva, leads a guided tasting and talks about
the blender’s art. Matthew is also a poet – his entertaining Tasting
Notes were published by Fife’s HappenStance Press in 2012. There will be
time for interaction and questions, as he introduces the wine of
poetry, and the poetry of wine. Guests will have the chance to taste
four Zaleo wines (Pardina 2012, Rosado 2012, Tempranillo 2012 and
Premium 2010) and food pairings of ham, bread and Spanish cheese."
£7.50 or £5.00 conc.
[To include tasting, copy of Tasting Notes, and tapas.]
Booking link - https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9010489617
If you're in the area, what could be better than four glasses of wine, a poetry pamphlet and gorgeous tapas alongside, all for less than a tenner? I hope to see you there!
Seven years ago today, at about this time of day, I received a phone call from his brother Len confirming the passing of Martin Lucas, haiku and tanka poet...