DT #314, 10 November 2014 (Vaucluse Grenache-Syrah)   Leave a comment

Vaucluse Grenache Syrah


New post-doc went to
High school in Alabama,
D.Phil.’ed in Stockholm.

Name: Vaucluse Grenache-Syrah
Type: red wine
Venue: house

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]

Monthly consolidations/compilations: January



Posted 2014/11/11 by Drunken Bunny in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, wine

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