Could Pennsylvania exit the booze business this year? Some think it might happen.
In the Oregonian, Angie Jabine reviews Vertical, Rex Pickett’s follow-up to Sideways. I read the book a few weeks ago, and Angie’s review is spot-on. As she explains, “The veneer of connoisseurship is exceedingly thin when your protagonists are routinely polishing off a bottle of whatever’s open for breakfast, not to mention passing a bottle back and forth in the front seat. The sexual antics are equally relentless.”
At Palate Press, W. Blake Gray details all the reasons why servers shouldn’t refill your wine glass. I agree. This is a huge pet peeve of mine, too.
Jon Bonné tastes some Napa Valley Zinfandels to see if they stand up to their Dry Creek competitors.
Richard Jennings tastes some ’82 Bordeaux. Sounds like quite a lunch!