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Broke a couple of personal practices the other night. First of all I'm on a huge SIWPM and haven't been buying wine to store lately. Secondly I never take pictures out at dinner, figuring it interferes with too many dynamics, but in this case my companion did.Went to a wine bar near where I used to live. Don't go as often as I used to, but have ... Read More
If I had a Twitter account, I'd probably remind all my friends to drink French today. (Funny how I don't really celebrate Italian independence day, or Republic Day, or the anniversary of the unification of Italy, which unluckily for it falls on March 17.) Not trying to get too political, so let's just say that France certainly has a big impact... Read More
My earliest North American immigrant relatives arrived in Acadia in the 1630's from just inside the modern Belgian border. This is not far from Arras - the birthplace of a much maligned, but nevertheless very great man, Maximilien Robespierre. I would therefore suggest some Flemish firewater such as gin, or perhaps cherished Picard Eau de Vie ... Read More
After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive. Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More
I don't know if anyone else here has a taste for Calvados, but to me ... ... ... deriders called it Calvados des Femmes. This spirit shows incredible poise and balance -- one of France’s best spirits. John Rankin | 3 in stock | $159.99 Camut Calvados Pays d'Auge Réserve de Semainville 25 ans d'âge This bottling shows warm, baked apple fla... Read More
My previous challenges were for geographical locales and entire cuisines of difficulty. This time it's for difficult food items. What wines, if any, match these? Matches to specific recipes are welcome! 1) Green, white or any other color2) California's official veggie3) Belgium's??4) Mold as a good thing5) Moctezuma's favorite food (and aphro... Read More
Watching stage one today, I saw an ad for a "virtual" TdF. Wasn't paying a lot of attention but I guess it's one of those things where you put your bike up on rollers and watch video or something. Kind of silly when the weather is as good as it has been here in the Bay Area.But the bigger reason my mind wandered was I remembered someone who dra... Read More
When I first took up wine as a true hobby a few years back, I assumed that what makes a wine enjoyable was about 50/50... Half of the credit goes to the consumer, each of whom has a unique set of habits, preferences, and neural networking. The other half goes to the vintner, who carefully selects his crop, critcally oversees the winemaking proce... Read More
At the Snooth wine blogger dinner last night, a conversation kicked up about the difficulty of deciding when to open those "special" bottles.Have you ever wanted to open a "special" bottle (subjective, yes -- for some people this means expensive, old, or just especially anticipated) -- but hesitated doing so without a sufficiently "special" occa... Read More
May 19, 2010 at 10:03am
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I meet regularly with a particular group of people. I usually provide the beverages and snacks. I have been bringing different wines and after dinner liqueurs. I am trying to get my March "menu" set. I was thinking of getting some grappa. I have never tasted grappa myself and am unsure of it's properties, what to shop for and what it might ... Read More