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Travesty at the French Laundry

December 30, 2014

The Grinch stole Christmas and also made off with a number of spendy bottles from the vatican of food churches, including:

  • Screaming Eagle 2002 $6500
  • Screaming Eagle 2010 $3500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1988 $5750
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1998 $3950
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1999 $7950
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2007 $3250
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2008 $3500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2009 $4500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2010 $3950

…I know, right?  WTF is napa cab doing on this list?!!  Travesty.

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What is this?…China?…in the 30s??!!!

December 8, 2014

So my friend asks me if I can recommend an earthy pinot for ~$20…(rimshot!)….$20/glass maybe…(rimshot!)…

…thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been a great crowd; if you want to see more of my act, I’ll be here every Wednesday night this week…but seriously folks…I too like a wine to convey a sense of place, and I prefer that place not to be the inside of a jam jar, but $20?

Here, drink this.  I think there was some dirt in it, but the flavor was mainly dominatedIMG_20131229_184557605 by THE BLOOD OF ANGELS…

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dinner party leftovers

September 28, 2014

unforgivable

Meh.

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Cayman Krug

January 21, 2012

Slurping down Krug on 7-mile beach in the Cayman's.....I am the 1%.

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Dead Wine

January 10, 2012

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-09/if-grateful-dead-s-music-were-red-wine-how-would-it-taste-elin-mccoy.html

Really?  Well, we already know the bouquet would be a sickening melange of cannabis, patchouli, and body odor.  We should probably also assume that one needs to already be high as a kite to find it at all palatable.  Is it a coincidence that the aim in this experiment is a sort of synesthesia, which just happens to be a side effect of LSD?  Really?

Maybe this is an indication that the winemaker needs to get out of his garage more often (or perhaps not at all).

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Triptych of “statutory grape”

December 7, 2011

Three classic white burgundies opened way too early (three years) by a wine asshole:

Unfortunately, due to Kermit’s three-strikes policy, this means I’m cut off now…

 

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Hermitage for the road…

October 8, 2011
Hermitage for the road

Now if there were only cup holders that would accommodate stem-ware...

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