My Photo

search the juice

January 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

traffic


  • Food & Drink Blog Top Sites

« The Juice Leads; The NYT Follows | Main | Grandpa's Attic »

11 May 2007

On the road to 70

70_2 Some frightening math for you: 35 + 35 = 70.

I have this friend who just turned 35.  I want to help, uh, him celebrate in style.  He is most definitely a lover of odd/obscure vino.  Which of my three choices would befit a half-septuagenarian?

1. Bbbbandol, Baby - A meaty, Mourvedre-based red wine from Provence.  The candidate: Domaine du Gros Nore Bandol Rouge 2003

2.  White du Pape - While not as full of diverse grape varietals as red Chateauneuf-du-Pape, white d-P is often a rare treat.  The candidate: Chateau de Beaucastel C-d-P Blanc 1999

3.  Zerious Zweigelt - No, Zweigelt is rarely considered a classic wine.  However, in the hands of my friends, err my friend's friends The Müller's of Domäne Müller, Zweigelt can be downright epic.  The candidate: Domäne Müller 'Der Zweigelt' 2000

So which wine should I select for my friend in order to help him continue along the downward spiral experience-rich path to 70?

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452253e69e200d835493ea869e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference On the road to 70:

Comments

ann

mmmm... bandol... and happy birthday to you, uh, friend!

Alexis

Hi,

I would go for Bandol too. The ageing potential is definetly there and it could be drunken young too (thus it is a flexible wine).
cordialement,

alex

beau

Ann/Alexis: You were both correct. My 'friend' grabbed the Bandol and wallowed in its heavy-duty style. Reports are that he still is depressed and being so old..

Mark

Hmm. My choice would have been "Yes."

The comments to this entry are closed.

site sponsors

Vino Voyeur

ads

subscribe

cc