We’ll soon be back, and in greater numbers. See you in 2014!
Well we polished off two bottles of Chateau Taylor-Taylor with Thai food the other night and it rocked. I had the viticulturist from Rex Hill winery over and he was blown away.
The wine turned out lighter and brighter than I thought so you can add slightly tangy dishes to its pairings now too. It’s more like an Oregon Pinot Noir which is probably part of why my Rex Hill guy loved it (They make a huge number of modern, high quality Pinots. Check em out). The finish on this wine is where it’s at. That’s where you can tell the quality and the age of the vines. It’s long and ancient.
Well anyhoo I can’t wait to bring one into my favorite Mexican joint and get seriously fatter. There’s Indian right down the street so that’s my job for tomorrow. I’ll letcha know how it goes.
If you can put some away for next spring/summer you’ll be glad you did. The bottleshock will have gone away and well, plus this wine turned out to be pretty summery.
Yipes! My achin’ back!
When this movie was over it took about a minute and twenty seconds for me to start it again.
It’s like the value pack of artistic credibility: you pay for just over two hours but you feel like you got about four.
Ok, the wine is at the port in New York. It’s in America and is getting trucked to the warehouse today or Monday. THEN it gets sent to everybody who bought some and curry and mexican food sales are gonna skyrocket!
I tell you what though, I’m gonna have a major Mexican seven course dinner party and go thru like two cases the first night. God this is exciting.
I just figured it was about time.
It’s a quick read at 174 pages so a chunk of afternoon spent on the sofa has yielded quite a lot of brain stimulation.
What an amazing clarity this translation has, too.
What with all the dark associations and the centuries and languages between then and now I think it is still safe to say this Machiavelli guy was really really bright.
For some reason I was always under the impression that he was royalty but turns out he wasn’t. He was a rather fortunate young man but it turned ugly of course, and naturally this work of genius wasn’t appreciated in its time.
It’s also not about being underhanded and sneaky but rather about how you must know what the nature of your troubles are and/or how to hopefully circumvent them. Failing that, recognizing and choosing the lesser of evils when dealing with them is probably the part where he got such a bum rap.
Anyhoo its a fun read. Get it. Actually mine is inscribed to me by my friend Patrick and I must say a good, compact hardbound copy of this book inscribed is a pretty badass gift idea for a certain type of person. Probably the type of person who is reading this right now.