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In Topic: The Rest of Us

05 August 2019 - 04:02 PM

You mean way over 300% right?

In Topic: Vespertine

03 August 2019 - 10:12 PM


What always amuses me is that people seem to think they should drink Spanish or South American wines with Mexican food on cultural grounds, when in fact there's this other huge major wine-producing region they're ignoring that used to be part of actual Mexico. (Of course, the real kicker is that no wine goes really well with Mexican food -- and that natural wine from, well, anywhere goes better than regular wine does.)

Actually I've found that many Mexican people of the wine drinking classes share that thought (i guess in part because they identify with the cultured occupiers), even though it makes no sense.



Though I feel like the philosophical desire to create a coherent food-wine space is a noble one. It just seems like there's a mismatch between food that is very influenced by post-Noma philosophies and the kind of wines that those climates want to produce.

In Topic: Vespertine

03 August 2019 - 02:49 PM

So, no, not really. This is a restaurant serving cheffy modern food with local ingredients except where the best ingredients are from elsewhere (fish from Japan). Not a critique - some or the best restaurants in the world do this - but I would see no reason to presume that California wines go better with this food than French wines. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t a strong philosophical case for drinking California wines with this food (eg. The Willows Inn list is near-exclusively Washington stuff) but I’m not sure that there’s an obvious link based on taste or history (eg. The Willows Inn’s food would do just as well, if not better, with Old World wines).

In Topic: Nice

03 August 2019 - 01:14 AM

Topping that list is great for the bottom line but man does it do a number to your message board reputation.

In Topic: Vespertine

02 August 2019 - 11:48 PM

Arnot Roberts with every course?

I hear you in Nordic. There’s a philosophical coherence. Had an older Julian Haart Riesling at Maaemo. Worked extremely well.