“The breakfast was served at one [PM] exactly… The table was seated for twenty-four, though I had only asked eighteen people, every place was occupied… By the time the oysters were done, 20 bottles of champagne were emptied, so when breakfast commenced everybody began to talk at once. The meal might easily have passed for… Continue reading How to have breakfast c.1759
Man am I getting tired of corked wine. I am ESPECIALLY tired of $50 wine that’s corked. Last summer I visited Columbia Crest and discovered they test all cork deliveries with spectrometers refusing any that are tainted. This should be the industry standard. At the very least you need to send a random sampling of… Continue reading Corked off
This post is not about food and drink, but about gadgets. The reason I’m putting it up is because there are any number of people out there taking very respectable photos and even movies these days done with an IPad or smart phone. I am one of them. My Nokia 850 has a 6 Meg… Continue reading IPad & Phone camera tripod
So what exactly does a wine rating mean? Way back in the ’80s, Robert Parker took to ranking his beloved Bordeaux numerically. Consumers loved the idea and now it is everywhere. Parker is one man, and he focused on the 8000 or so (!!) vineyards of Bordeaux. In my casual reading of his reports I… Continue reading Robitussin gets 92 from Wine Spectator!
Here are four ideas to make your life easier this Christmas. Gift ideas for the favourite wine lover in your life. First, there’s the Legno Art Corkscrew. Made out of polished stainless steel, it feels great in the hand, and the extra centimeter of leverage makes all the difference. It works beautifully. Available at marloweswinestore.ca… Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers