Staying slim: a wine-lover's experiment

There is an abundance of such amusing quotations to be found online, many of which sum up precisely the frustration we wine-lovers face when it comes to staying slim. Not only do we love wine, but we usually also love its natural bedfellow – FOOD. We are hedonists, we are lovers of conviviality and pleasure and we do not like to stick to calorie-counting and diets and other boring things like that. Of course if you’re one of those annoying people who are naturally skinny and struggle to keep weight on (‘ectomorphs’, I believe you’re called), then you won’t need to worry about this. I, on the other hand, through a sophisticated process of internet self-diagnosis, have concluded that I am an ‘

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Anne McHale Master of Wine, London, UK