"A sweet, rich, fragrant, pure expression of refined Pinot Noir that, after half an hour, was fully aroused, more soft fruit, with a hint of raspberry. On the palate, it was distinctly sweet, mouth-filling yet with a relatively modest alcoholic content (13%), a velvety texture, a touch of sprightliness and a refreshing finish" … or so they say - we don’t really have the $6,000 a glass it would take to find out for ourselves.
Louis Latour Pino Noir Bourgogne
Overall: a smooth, almost thin (I think wine snobs say ‘translucent’) proper red-colored pour, better as the night went on.
Tastes like: cherries at sunset
Hangover risk: we’ll see tomorrow
Makes you want: to wear fur to the film festival that you already have tickets for
- 7 months ago
the beach and, you know, a coupleabottles of nice wine.
Long before the beach was a theater of bodies stuffed into tiny suits, exposing as much skin as possible to the sun, beach-going was often a strictly medical undertaking. For centuries we looked to the sand and surf as a fully-stocked pharmacy. But first, we had to get over our fear of the sea.
Any 17th-century European pirate could tell you terrifying tales of sea monsters dwelling in the dark waters. A pirate was about as likely to swim in the sea as a pilot is to jump out of his plane.
“In the Judeo-Christian biblical tradition, the boiling sea is where great awful beasts come from,” says Dr. Robert Ritchie a senior research associate at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, who is researching a book on the history of beach-going and seaside resorts. “The fear of the sea has biblical origins with the great flood destroying all creatures. As it retreats, it rips away the land leaving all kinds of detritus behind.”
In fact, no one thought of the sea as a particularly friendly place.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]
- 10 months ago
Overall: Low-key, low acidity blend - a pretty basic earthy edition from Burgundy. How about those graphics though, eh?
Tastes: Like sweet berries and smoke
Hangover risk: Iffy
Makes you want: To hang out on the porch on a sunny afternoon.
- 11 months ago