Good morning Gavin, and Greetings to everyone from Ken in Tropical North Queensland. May I introduce myself. I am a retired professional (science/ medicine) close to 60yrs. I still publish scientific papers, I read (no TV), relax, go to gym most days, walk dogs. I never answer the phone! My wife and I do, of course, love food and wine. We have a 'cellar' with 1500+. About half Aus, especially Rieslings, the rest, Germany, France, Italy, a little Spain. A (very) few treasured botts of old ports, Muscat etc sauterne, Madeira, TBAs. Love sherry, cognac, single cask whiskey and malts. I think a claim to 'eclectic' taste is justified. Dislikes: cocktails (except champ + cognac), and other things that I have mostly forgotten about because I don't have them.
Motto 1) 'Rien n'est importante' and 2) A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. And why do you think we choose to live in the tropics!