Comment of the Week
I'm always happy to get nominations for Comment of the Week, but this is the first time any one has gotten several votes. Michael A. Gray made it under My Favorite Wine Blog.
When I read certain reviews, I must confess that I feel sorta' stupid. Two of my guilty pleasures in this world are wine and cigars and I can't even describe them properly. When I drink a glass of wine, I don't get blueberries, strawberries, kumquats, beetroot, fennel, cocoa butter or old leather. If it's a red wine, it tastes sorta' reddish to me and if it's a white, the flavor's on the white side. Okay, I can tell the difference between a Beaujolais and a Maneshiewitz Concord Grape. But that hardly suggests a sophisticated palate. When it comes to cigars, it's even worse. No cedar, loam, chocolate, pumice, fire-roasted chestnuts or once again, old leather. What comes through, loud and clear (I'm embarassed to admit) is smoke. And if you ask me to review a $10 hand-made Robusto, the best I can tell you is "it tastes pretty good. Sorta' deep and...I dunno'...hearty." I really envy the people who discover juniper berries, charcoal and just a hint of maple sap in a bunch of rolled tobacco leaves. Or pick up the tang of anchovy paste and jicama in a Pinot Noir. ...
Remarkably, this week we also had a Link of the Week:
I have the perfect side order for these comments: link
Posted by: Bob UU | April 2, 2009 10:35 AM
And while I'm giving out random awards, how about Comment That Made Me Laugh Out Loud of the Week:
Ok, my second theory is that United simply cancels flights that aren't full. EL
Posted by: Eve | April 2, 2009 9:32 AM