California in pictures: Napa and Lodi

After our tour, Barry, our New Orleans-born guide, challenged us to a blind tasting of a wine so old it had to be opened by white-hot tongs.

While many of us thought its autumnal notes of leather, forest floor and cedar may make it an old Napa Cab, it was revealed to be a Ch√Ęteau Haut-Brion 1966 – the first (and only) year England have won the World Cup.

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