Monday, May 4, 2009


Apropos of nothing in particular … the pic is of a trailer full of big ole jugs of wine. It was parked on a main street in San Rafael, Argentina, and sorta sums up the whole deal with wine down there. Those are four- or five-liter bottles, and those folks run through a bunch of them. It is refreshing to be around people who drink wine as an everyday matter and do not make a big deal of it. They will pour fizzy mineral water into a glass of red and add an ice cube on a warm day just to make a thirst quencher, will ignore our rules of what wine goes with what food, and generally please themselves with the wine they drink. Vino is one of the really great things in life.

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