Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Traveled all over, wrote some books, drank some good wine. He was apparently partial to Chianti, but I'm sure he had plenty of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, and Rioja. And lots of Champagne. He probably drank Txacoli way before it was on the market and Brunello when it could have been a blend of anything but was probably just Sangiovese. I do wonder what these wines tasted like then, sure you can still find some bottles out there from vintages he could have enjoyed, but I haven't generally got that money and besides they would be different now. I don't know how he managed to know how good what he was drinking was w/out points or stars or detailed tasting notes, but I think somehow he did.
"Wine....offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased" ERNEST HEMINGWAY