There's Always Room for Wobbly Wine

I feel wobbly just looking at it

As is my wont, I was perusing the New York Times today. While I still read my local newspapers, more from a sense of sentimental fondness from my days in the paper business, I like the NYT as a window onto a place I've only been to once, yet which feels strangely real to me, in the sense that there are a lot of people there imagining it into existence all the time.

What has that got to do with the gelatine-based treat glowing like a radioactive rainbow above? Cooking With Dexter, a column by Pete Wells that appears in their Sunday magazine. Mr. Wells chronicles the adventures of teaching cooking to, and eating with, his son. It's charming overall, and occasionally there's a gem of an idea there--like wine-flavoured gelatine desserts. more

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Old Wine In Old Bottles

I'm sure Leonardo DiCaprio is around here somewhere . . .

From the 'How About That?' files comes news from Stockholm that divers have found the world's oldest bottles of Champagne. According to the Associated Press story,

Divers have discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, one of the finders said Saturday. They tasted the one bottle they've brought up so far before they even got back to shore. more

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Tour de Vin?

I'm envisioning a very long straw, and a helmet made from a baguette

There's nothing as much fun as a bicycle ride, and some of my favorite rides have involved impromptu picnics with wine, cheese and bread in the middle--no sense in overdoing the whole physical exercise thing without the prospect of a reward!

I don't follow the Tour de France, except when I can't avoid it in the media, but something funny caught my eye today. According to the New York Times, The International Cycling Union is taking a very strict line on cheating on the tour this year. Cycling is considered by drug-testing cognoscenti as one of the dirtiest sports for drug use (right up there with my chosen sport, Powerlifting) but this time it's a little different. This time they're checking bikes

. . . the International Cycling Union on Saturday wanted to make sure that Cancellara’s speedy, 10-minute victory on the 5.5-mile course was not too good to be true. Suspicions of motorized cheating arose this season, fueled by Cancellara’s dominant victories at Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. more

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More Wine Bloggers Fallout

Whew, the 2010 wine bloggers conference is a gift that just keeps giving. I mentioned in my last entry that I had done a video interview. Lisa Mattson of Jordan Winery was documenting the conference and I did a sit-down style interview with her. She did a great job interviewing and putting it together, despite my dodgy sense of video ettiquette and a heckuva shine coming off my sweaty noggin (it was very hot there!).

You can check out all of the video interviews, including those with such luminaries as Tom Wark of Fermentation and Steve Heimoff, the keynote speaker at the WBC Youtube Channel, but here for posterity is my piece: more

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