Thursday, 2 July 2020

Last orders





After a decade, we’re bringing Sediment to a close.

 

It’s exactly ten years since we started the blog, and in that time we have written over 500 posts; produced an e-book, Wining & Dining; and the Sediment hardback book, which won an André Simon award and came out in a subsequent paperback edition. We have drunk some of the best wine, and a lot of the worst; and we have even made our own. It’s been a ton of fun - but you have to take a break some time; and that time is now.

 

We’d particularly like to thank Toby Buchan, who edited our book; Julian Barnes, who gave us our André Simon Award; and our long-suffering wives, to whom we are still, luckily, married.

 

And if you have been, thanks for reading.

 

Charles Jennings & Paul Keers

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the laughs all these years guys. Very sorry to see you go, but going out on a high note is probably always for the better!

    Miquel Hudin
    www.hudin.com

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    1. Sorry to see Sediment end. It was the only really enjoyable wine writing... and very funny too.
      Good luck for the future.

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  2. No! Don't go. Please, don't go..

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  3. Bit of a shock, that. You've written the best blog of its sort and I hope the archive is kept online. With all good wishes,
    David

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  4. Thank you so much for entertaining us for years! We will miss you and send you our very best wishes.

    Jillie and Graham

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  5. Sorry to see you go. For years you've been one of my secret pleasures, like that bottle of barolo I keep behind the cistern.

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  6. Oh no, I've enjoyed it so much. Two thoughts:
    Who will we rely on for sensible wine thoughts now, and
    Will you just be telling each other about your vinicultural adventures now?
    Seems a terrible waste.
    If you really are hitting the road, thanks chaps - it's been an absolute pleasure and a hoot!

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  7. I, too, have greatly enjoyed your blog and your books. Sorry to see you go, but all good things come to and end and better to come to a good end than to end when no one cares anymore. All the best for the future and start buying some good wine, for a change!

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  8. Have really enjoyed your writing over the last few years, cheers!

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  9. I may have read this blog for most of its ten years . . . great stuff! Thanks for the laughs. Cheers!

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