I now need to dust off my ancient Greek texts, in particular, The Odyssey, where wine is a constant presence in the work. This, and other facts about ancient Greek life and its relationship to wine, is explored in the following article by Alexander Nazaryan.
Archive for January, 2009
One from the Freakonomics blog on being able (or unable) to distinguish a fine bottle of wine from an unfine bottle when tasted without knowing which came from what at Harvard in the Society of Fellows, and the other generally humorous and sarcastically written way to fool wine snobs into thinking that you walk among them as an equal.
From Portfolio, 3 identical wines poured from the same bottle to groups of judges – how did the judges judge?
Why we love the sun – it makes the grapes grow and will power half the energy needs of Constellation’s facility in Gonzales, CA.
I’m really excited by the Malbec wines make from Argentina. So too is the WSJ, and there is a fairly in-depth account of the producers and explosive growth of this delicious import from this past weekend’s Journal: