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Welcome to this week Irregular Update.
Last weeks article, Two Tales of One Wine, generated thought provoking comments, from both sides of the judging table. Those comments are well worth reading. In case you missed the story, it takes an in-depth look at one wine that was sealed under both cork and screwcap, and the differences between them. It then looks at the possible reasons this wine won three trophies and four gold medals, when I, and a number of others, thought at best, it was worth the equivalent of a silver medal. Has there been jiggery pokery going on, or are their other reasons why this wine, to me, was way below trophy standard.
Last week I ran out of time before I could address the smaller items, feedback and comments that I wished to post. The result is now a Snippet that is actually longer than this weeks article. Its titled Five in One and covers five different and diverse topics. They range from one of the most ill-conceived, bloody wacky political ideas any politician has spewed forth, to an update on the last snake oil vinous device written about, to vintage comments, and more. It can be found here.
Three new Tasting Notes this week, one of them a knockout! They can be found here.
The News section has been quiet over the past week but stories of possible interest include...
Those stories and more can be found here.
This weeks quote. "It is is better for pearls to
pass through the lips of swine than good wine to pass through the lips of the
indifferent" - Mark Luedtke
Until next time .... Cheers Ric