Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We have Stevie Smyth out with us at the moment, having a great time sampling various Rioja's personally this is my favourite wine of all time. I am not a big lover of New World wines I find them a little to heavy and they can make me feel a little nauseous especially the big fat wines from Australia and New Zealand.
A number of years ago, along with a few friends, we attempted to start a wine company, it didn't work out. Although I got to have some fantastic wine tastings and travel to hang out with friends so it wasn't a bad move.
Why does no one ever say "this wine tastes of grapes" it's always stuff like "subtle hues of winter berries underlaced with a slight hint of gooseberry, ideal with red meats and truffles"
I want one that says "Tastes of grapes, ideal for drinking with friends"
Proverbs 31: 6-7 : Give beer to those who are perishing,wine to those who are in anguish;let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
Whats that all about then? and what was Jesus doing turning water into wine?
Sometimes when I am confronted by a bottle of wine I pray that it will turn in to water, it never happens so I just drink it anyway.
I also love Champagne, but can't afford to drink it, did you know that the classic champagne glass derives from a mould of Marie Antoinette's breasts!
I will leave you with a final word from Martin Luther
"Who loves not wine, women and song
Remains a fool his whole life long"
at 9:59 AM