Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Challenging the rule

Back in November last year I wrote briefly about how tasting perceptions may or may not be altered by different factors - weather, barometric pressure, the cycles of the moon, etc., etc.

Perhaps back then I treated the subject with a bit of scepticism, or maybe it's just that I'm a grumpy old man who always knows best (as Angela will readily attest to). So, in the spirit of open-mindedness I decided to put it to the test.....

Now, I must be one of Amazon's best customers here in Galicia, so in my latest order of books and software I added the small pocket tasting guide based on Maria Thun's biodynamic calendar, simply entitled "When wine tastes best". I must confess that there were two things that struck me immediately - firstly, that the 'book' was much smaller than I imagined (when I opened the parcel I thought that they had forgotten to pack it), and secondly, how detailed it is. It does not simply give the days on which your wine might taste better, but then this is also broken down even further, indicating the actual hour!

As I write this entry Angela is travelling again, this time in Barcelona. I think that I will await her return so that we can taste together, and see if we can come to some sort of consensus over this alternative tasting theory.

This might be life changing!

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