MAN ALIVE! IT’S ALL THE FIVES

Borrowing from English ‘bingo lingo’ – the rhyming slang used by ‘callers’ in the traditional English game of bingo – may seem a strange way to introduce a discussion of fine wine vintages. That said, the fate of a vigneron’s crop is certainly subject to the whims of Mother Nature and when the stars align and a fine vintage is born, no one objects to the claim that the producer has ‘hit the jackpot’, so perhaps a reference to another game of chance is entirely appropriate.