Eric Asimov assembles a panel to taste through 20 bottles of 2007 Napa cabernet, all under a $100 price cap. His conclusion? “We were disappointed to find so many uniform, monochromatic wines with little finesse.”
“All I remember of that evening, which was supposed to be so civilized and so finely conscious of the past, was dancing on the table to Jimi Hendrix with my pants down and swinging a flagon in one hand. ” In Newsweek, a wonderful essay on the pleasures of old wine, inspired by the author’s recent experience with a Port from 1855.
If you’ve got 45 minutes, I highly recommend GrapeRadio’s latest podcast — an interview with Rex Pickett, the author of Sideways and Vertical.