Pinot Noir 2010, day three
Last day of Pinot Noir 2010. I'm feeling tired - you have to remember that this is not an academic symposium. It's largely about eating, drinking, meeting people, having fun and generally partying.
I was out last night with a small group of winemakers and journalists for a fun party hosted in someone's home. We drank some beautiful wines and bantered until late. Max Allen brought his mandolin along, and there was even some singing. All very off the record.
Now I'm feeling quite tired, and also a little distracted that blogger, the service I am using for this blog, is no longer supporting ftp uploading of files. This has very big implications, and means that I'll likely have to move to wordpress. The transition isn't too daunting, but it means that, as only a moderate technical person, it will take me quite a long time - a currency I am a little short of at the moment.
Talking of Max, I liked some of the comments he made about tasting wine yesterday. They chime with one of my favourite rants: the wine is a whole. Our language for wine is reductionist, trying to tease out components, rather than looking at the whole. We spend to long thinking of the nose of the wine in isolation, when really we should get it in our mouths and assess the texture and structure, considering tastes and smells together at the same time.