The unspoken truth be told, the subtly of wine is only 10% grape and 90% experience. Put another way, a $20 bottle of wine and good friends or a good book is worth far more than a $500 bottle of wine and doldrums or worse. (OK, so this is the opinion of a couple of wine-store cats, but with reflection is probably more true than not.) In any event, this post is simply going to focus on the “good book” part and let you sweat the rest.
There comes a time for solitude and reflection. That doesn’t mean that you have to be alone… But there are times when a good glass of wine and a timeless tome aids in rubbing the old noggin. It’s so unfortunate that more people don’t know of Project Gutenberg, especially the “new” feature of having the computer/Internet read to you… Consider…
The books go on and on… Free… Portable to MP3… Ready for iPods, etc.
Time perhaps to settle down on that deck or patio and just sip and listen the world away?
Om in the racks…
Two cats blogging…
* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.