Tried a really amazing old wine today down at wine storage – the Charles Krug 1974 Napa Valley “Burgundy”, opened by Chuck Miller. The bottle was in perfect shape, and the wine itself amazingly spicy and lush. The term “Burgundy” here doesn’t really mean Pinot Noir, and the label merely says it’s choice “wine grapes,” which could mean it’s a mix of anything – cabernet, zinfandel, petite sirah. The color is fairly brick and orange, but it’s “old wine” spicy and complex. A real treat to taste, even though it’s very “weird” from a modern wine perspective.
Sorry for all the quiet lately, but not only have I been exceedingly busy (with stuff I hope to be able to write about soon) but the sun in shining and I’m heading outside!
More later on some great wine tastings in March, Hungarian food and wines, and agent-based modeling. Oh, and I’m finishing up Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett, and re-reading Wilfred Sellars’s 1963 collection of essays which includes “Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man,” which I highly recommend to anybody with an interest in social science and the rigorous examination of human behavior and history.
But again, more later, when the rain starts again.