Travesty at the French Laundry

December 30, 2014

The Grinch stole Christmas and also made off with a number of spendy bottles from the vatican of food churches, including:

  • Screaming Eagle 2002 $6500
  • Screaming Eagle 2010 $3500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1988 $5750
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1998 $3950
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1999 $7950
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2007 $3250
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2008 $3500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2009 $4500
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2010 $3950

…I know, right?  WTF is napa cab doing on this list?!!  Travesty.


What is this?…China?…in the 30s??!!!

December 8, 2014

So my friend asks me if I can recommend an earthy pinot for ~$20…(rimshot!)….$20/glass maybe…(rimshot!)…

…thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been a great crowd; if you want to see more of my act, I’ll be here every Wednesday night this week…but seriously folks…I too like a wine to convey a sense of place, and I prefer that place not to be the inside of a jam jar, but $20?

Here, drink this.  I think there was some dirt in it, but the flavor was mainly dominatedIMG_20131229_184557605 by THE BLOOD OF ANGELS…


dinner party leftovers

September 28, 2014




Cayman Krug

January 21, 2012

Slurping down Krug on 7-mile beach in the Cayman's.....I am the 1%.


Dead Wine

January 10, 2012


Really?  Well, we already know the bouquet would be a sickening melange of cannabis, patchouli, and body odor.  We should probably also assume that one needs to already be high as a kite to find it at all palatable.  Is it a coincidence that the aim in this experiment is a sort of synesthesia, which just happens to be a side effect of LSD?  Really?

Maybe this is an indication that the winemaker needs to get out of his garage more often (or perhaps not at all).


Triptych of “statutory grape”

December 7, 2011

Three classic white burgundies opened way too early (three years) by a wine asshole:

Unfortunately, due to Kermit’s three-strikes policy, this means I’m cut off now…



Hermitage for the road…

October 8, 2011
Hermitage for the road

Now if there were only cup holders that would accommodate stem-ware...