Blimey, where did that month go? It was only today, after a surprise phone call from Rob Windsor at Colemere Vineyard, that I realised I'd been a bit tardy in freshening up the blog. That's not to say I haven't been busy on other fronts - particularly on social media, where the Shropshire Vineyards Facebook page is starting to take off. A few of the vineyards seem to be really switched on social-media wise, including Halfpenny Green, Astley, Jones's, Montgomery and Kerry Vale. Hats off, too, to Zoe and Melissa Evans, who are building a social media chronicle of the planting and nurture of their brand new website at Rowton just outside Shrewsbury. I've also, as previously mentioned, been trying out a few of our local wines, including the trio of reds pictured here, from Halfpenny Green, Kerry Vale and Montgomery respectively. I'd had the Kerry Vale Rondo Reserve before, so I was very happy to get re-acquainted. The Montgomery Rondo was a bit of a slow burner for me, but perhaps the surprise of the trio was the Halfpenny Green Penny Red, which I picked up at the local Co-op. We could become quite good mates, I think.