The Wine Institute of California hosted its annual trade tasting in London today, with Californian wineries having their best bottles out for tasting. The institute’s benchmark wines – those which were selected as being the best in a blind taste a month or so ago – were also on offer at a stand displaying four columns of my images reaching 2m high. It was great to see them being used, showing what the institute does.

On the journey home, Big Ben was looking especially shiny in the bright sunshine (is it really too early to celebrate spring?) and Greenpeace had managed to put up a banner beside parliament on the river – just caught it through the bus window when going past.