A Little Bit Of Everything (And Answer For The Wine Quiz #15)
Somehow I felt like writing a post similar to Dr. Vino’s “sipped and spit” series – but I think his style is inimitable, so I will not even try. However, I will do my best to present random pieces of “wine information” within one short post.
First, an answer for the Weekly Wine Quiz #15: Those of you who chose Rum as their answer are… correct! Rum has a very special place in history, being pirates’ drink of choice, and until recently, a part of Royal Navy’s daily ration. And yes, it was one of the key elements in “slavery triangle”. For more information, you can take a look at the post I wrote for The Art of Life Magazine.
Have you heard of Rudy Kurniawan? In the wine world, and I’m talking about world of serious multimillion dollar auctions and bottles sold for tens of thousands of dollars, he stands akin Bernie Madoff, making and selling counterfeit wines to friends and strangers for at least 5 years or may be even longer. One of the most fascinating stories of the wine crimes was recently covered in great detail in this Vanity Fair article. It is quite long, but if you are into wines, you should read it – definitely until the end, as you don’t want to miss a punchline. I also want to thank Dr. Vino for great coverage of this story in his own blog post.
Looking for some answers for Champagne-related wine quiz at The Drunken Cyclist blog, I came across very interesting Sparkling wine trivia on Gloria Ferrer website. Before you read it in its entirety, try to answer a simple question – how many bottles a day does a riddler turn? You will find the answer at that Trivia link.