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The Blind wine tasting of 1976, popularly referred to as the Judgment of Paris was where a country allegedly devoid of culture stuck it to the France where it hurt...wine.
When I was just starting college at the age of 19, I decided to make use of my 4 yrs of French. I worked one Summer at a Paris wine bar called Juveniles, 47 rue de Richelieu. The owner Tim Johnston, was an irritable Scotsman who resembled fat bastard from Austin Powers. Any time you'd ask Tim, "How was your day?" He'd reply, "Terrible, worst day of my life." And he'd repeat that saying the next day...and so forth. Tim was notorious for stealing tips from the workers. He cheated on his wife regularly but he was a wine genius. Tim was one of the premier tasters that sets the price of wine in Paris, France.
What Tim taught me about wine was not just taste, palette, aroma...but memory. There are only around 50 words to describe a bottle of wine but the images taste and smells can conjure stimulate the mind.
Every summer Tim would travel to the wine regions of France to pick out a distillery and produce armagnac. He said, "Other people collect BMWs, I collect armagnac.." To this day, I always buy a bottle of 1974 Armagnac for a pretty penny. It's just the memories it conjures and things I contemplate, "This brandy was made when I came out of my mother's womb. It stayed in a barrel sitting there as I grew up into a man...past the first girl I kissed...to the biggest highs and lows...and yet, it lives/endures with me."
That's where you truly understand that line from Virginia Madsen, "That wine is alive..." because it's not about appreciating how fucked up you can get...but how you appreciate life and living and moving forward.
Gonna make this simple. During the day, I'm going to museum hop. I want to see if my favorite painting the Madame X by John Singer Sargent has been returned to the MET. No one has to meet up unless you got nothing to do at that time.
For this evening...I have this:
2130 (9:30) Meet at bahr | cheʼs located at 26 Astor Place website I took the initiative and reserved a table for 5. If we need any more please tell me ASAP.
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Sorry man. Won't be able to make it to this one. Working on a set that night.
Don't be sorry. Rachel is bringing her lovely sister fresh from Barcelona, her friend Gina, and I'm really hoping she talks her friend who was Scarlett Johansson's double in the Avengers (without her boyfriend)...think I don't want to be surrounded by young attractive women and bottles of vino? Skinny Jeans Michael is out of town...and the only other guy is Eric who has that cursed ring from Cabin in the Woods. *stretches arms out* *ah, the Detfink Rises! :)
Ron I wouldn't mind meeting up at Met it was my home for like 2 years.
Won't be able to make this one...using up my parental units' babysitting time for the AC trip. Sucks too, because I really wanted a fling w/ Rachel's sister :(
Ok, you're in. :)