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Yes! (a short and happy post)

October 27, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

If anyone of you read my profile on twitter, you probably saw a mention of the martial arts. I’m practicing Taekwondo, and today I had my so called “tip test”. Yes, I passed the test, and got a green tip:

Now I “only” need to get five more tips (purple, blue, brown, red and black), and then I will be able to attempt the next big test. I guess if I would be 20 or 25, that probably would be “okay, great, whatever” kind of feeling (or not), but as I’m a bit older, and this stuff doesn’t come easy (I have a problem, people – my knees seriously hate me), so it feels great. Anyway, that’s done, and I’m happy.

While it is technically very early Saturday on the East coats, it is still Friday in may places in US – and this Friday, October 26th was 3rd annual Champagne Day (#ChampagneDay in Twitter terms). The way to celebrate #ChampagneDay is to open a bottle of Champagne and talk about it. Problem is, I generally don’t stock up on Champagne, so I didn’t have a bottle to open (and was publicly ostracized by thedrunkedcyclist, who really is in love with Champagne). As I wanted to honor the noble wine at least in some way, I decided to go for deconstructed Champagne:

Yes, this is the bottle of Burgundy and not Champagne, but this means that the wine is made from the grape which is a part of many Champagne wines – Pinot Noir, hence it is qualified for the “deconstructed Champagne” play.

This 2004 Domaine Dennis Carre Savigny-les-Beaune was exactly the type of Pinot Noir I love – light, smokey and earthy, with the light cherries profile, perfectly balanced with fruit , tannins and acidity, the wine with finesse and elegance. Drinkability: 8+

That’s all I wanted to share with you. Happy Friday (or may be already Saturday) to you. Cheers!

  1. PSsquared
    October 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Congratulations on the green tip! That’s impressive. I hope the Drunken Cyclist doesn’t mind picking up all kinds of champagne slack. 🙂

    • talkavino
      October 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Thank you! It really was a routine test, but somehow I wanted to share my happiness : )

  2. October 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Congrats on passing the test!

    • talkavino
      October 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Thank you!

  3. October 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Awesome news!! Congratulations!!

    • talkavino
      October 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you!

  4. October 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Remind me never to try and kick your butt….

  5. October 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    And Congrats!

    • talkavino
      October 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      done and thank you!

  6. October 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I think with your martial arts background the drunken cyclist would have offered you a bottle of Champagne, instead of taunting you for not having one on hand 😉 Oh well…perhaps next year.
    Congrats on your achievement!

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      There is always a next time : )

  7. October 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats! But I think you may mean deconstructed, not decomposed. Although, decomposed does sound good with Halloween coming soon.

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you! and let me tell you – the half of the brain which was not dead considering the late hour when the post was written, noticed some issue with the words, and it also failed to correct it. Of course I meant “deconstructed” and I will correct it now.

      Thanks again!


  8. October 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats!! 😀

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      thank you!

  9. October 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm


    • talkavino
      October 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you!

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