Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Like a dog without a nose

Pointless. I remember the story of famed English wine journalist and connaisseur Harry Waugh. He had lost his sense of smell in a car accident and in a famous moment, tasting the finest of fine Bordeaux exclaimed (more or less), … Continue reading

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The Inner Fish

Tonight I am confronted by a choice, and I am home alone to make this choice: Soirée Spéciale Johnny Halliday (598th edition) or my imagination. I choose…my imagination. To kick things off I have been indulging in the inner fish … Continue reading

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Sludge

Well, what a let down this was. I have had a couple of bottles of 1967 Barbaresco from Gaja tucked away in the cellar for a few years now, and last night’s supper of pheasant, truffled polenta (albeit Burgundy truffled) … Continue reading

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Transalpino: One Way Traffic?

I have been thinking of Luca Santini a lot recentely. Luca was the sales director for Heres Spa in Monteviarchi near Arezzo, an international agency for many of Italy’s top and most media primed wineries. More to the point Luca’s … Continue reading

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