jamie goode's wine blog

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Last night I made the mistake of trying to taste wine while typing notes directly into my laptop. Predictably a glass of wine got spilled onto it. I tipped it upside down, whipped the battery out and tried to get as much wine out as possible. An hour later I powered it up and was relieved to find it works. It smells of stale wine now. Don't try this at home, etc. One of the wines I tried was a Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne white from 2000, sealed with an Integra (injection-moulded synthetic). Why is someone trying to sell this wine? It should have been drunk four years ago. Predictably, it was oxidised. The evening was much redeemed by watching The Island (a clever film, even if it is slightly spoiled by the highly improbably James Bond-like last 40 minutes) and then watching City beat United 3-1. Fantastic.

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At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Jamie said...

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At 12:29 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Apparently the wine I was sent should have been the 2004, which explains why the 2000 was a little past its best.

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Jack 'very young' Hibberd said...

Hey this is all prety cool. Big fan of the changes.
You thought the island was good? I thought it was pap to be honest. Although Scarlet Johansson (sp?) in a tight rubber suit ('BOINGGG') is worth a look.

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Tristan Montague-Blythe said...

I have to say, I rather enjoyed The Island.

Which is more than I could say for your other recent recommendation, Notting Hill, which is about as representative of said borough as Pavie is of classic Bordeaux...

At 7:05 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Jack, pap perhaps, but the underlying idea was quite clever. Shades of minority report, although this wasn't as good a film, and at over 2 hrs perhaps a bit overlong.


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