Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I was reading some other blogs yesterday, and I noticed that I am a fairly pedantic writer. Most of the things that I write are boring in the sense that they are me elaborating on a fruit salad using limited vocabulary. I guess what really set me off on this thought was reading a random blog that I was directed to in a circuituous fashion called Horny For Food. Let me just say, I was laughing at the irreverent tone of the whole thing, and kind of half wishing that I was 50% as amusing.
I envy the writing of Jay McInerney, which is frequently brilliant, engaging, and just down-right nerdy, all at the same time. I feel the same way about Alice Feiring, who is also some kind of crazy mad wine savant. If I was even half as interesting as these people, maybe I'd be a writer or something. Despite the above musings, I can't think of a way to make my opinion of the below wine more engaging and interesting. Perhaps it has something to do with context. I've only spent a couple of fleeting days in the Languedoc region of France (mainly Nice and Nime), and my focus wasn't on wine. When I was there I didn't even like wine. Jay McInerney and Alice Feiring are interesting writers because they write as much about their experiences traveling and meeting wine makers as they do about the wine. All this additional context makes the wine that much more appealing. Maybe I need to travel some more. Would I suddenly, magically, become more interesting if I had nothing to do all day but drink wine and travel? Would I suddenly be able to channel the abilities of McInerney and Feiring?
This wine is 10$ at K&L right now. There are a few places that you can get it by the glass, including the Hungry Cat in Hollywood. I can imagine drinking this by the bottle on a hot day in Nice or Nime on the beach...maybe with some shrimp, oysters, or mussels...Crisp aromas of lemon and stones. Focused acidity and a crisp citrus-stone finish. Cheap. Quaffable. I like it. B