For my birthday a few months ago Darren and Mark bought me a couple of tickets to go on a wine-tasting trip around Vinopolis in London's glitzy South Bank. A few weeks ago Stu and I booked our visit and headed off to get tanked. We took the sampling lesson and then worked our way around the sampling tables for six wines, two rums, two absinthes, two whiskeys, two beers and a Bombay Sapphire gin cocktail. Great fun. Hic. We even returned to Vinopolis for Stu's Christmas party a few weeks later. Double-hic.