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Château Latour 1917

I had the good fortune to be able to taste a 100 year old Château Latour this past week. Now I’ve never had any strong desire to experience a vintage merely for its exclusivity and I certainly would not ever pay even a fifth of the market price for the privilege, however fantastic a wine…

Morgon Mathieu and Camille Lapierre

I had hoped to score a $20 bottle of Morgon but they were out. So I went with this one hoping for that dank, damp character that I so enjoy, impressions not exactly jibbing with an expert opinion as per below. In addition I experienced an almost carbonated bubbly feel on the tongue. The aroma was fantastic:…

2013 PARABOLL PINOT NOIR

Superb! Each slurp begins with a tingling on the tongue. And in case you are wondering about Boontling . . . Here is the irritating git from Sideways waxing lyrical about Pinot Noir: BoontlingFoursight Winesparaboll pinot noirpinot noirqualiasidewaysWine

Beer and Philosophy or Drinking and Thinking

Here’s an article from the Huffington Post. Of course, we all know that booze and the philosopher are close friends. Regarding the relationship between the two, there are two schools of thought. 1. that the qualic experience (and alcohol) are part and parcel of creative thought processes. 2. Alcohol is needed to numb the philosopher’s…