New post-doc went to
High school in Alabama,
D.Phil.’ed in Stockholm.
Name: Vaucluse Grenache-Syrah
Type: red wine
Review/notes: We got a new guy at work, on a Marie Curie Fellowship so possibly a sharper tack than the average. Eager, too, which can be a pain in the ass or amusing (as he swims through the bureaucratic and social treacle that is professional life at Oxford).
He commented that I didn’t seem to have a southern accent but accepted that Atlanta doesn’t really count as the south, but I had to ask this German kid with a masters from Leiden and PhD from Stockholm, “what the fuck do YOU know about it, anyway?” Bizarrely and in perfect hick accent, he told me he did a year of high school in Clanton, Alabama (seat of Chilton County where a roommate I had in 1981 was from). Small world.
Dinner was a Mexican themed salad, raging against the dying of the light (as Autumn progresses). The wine was perfect with the spicy dressing, nothing special on its own.
[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]