This blog represents my continuing quest for knowledge and understanding of all things wine and a commitment to sharing those learnings once I become comfortable with them. It also reflects my focus on placing things in order and providing frameworks within which that order can be imposed, analyzed, and disseminated. But, more importantly, because of a need to provide background to any story that I am telling, the main thrust has always been packaged within a broader context: in my book, a story within a story. So if I am reporting on a wine tasting, I want to tell that story within the context of the broader wine region. I will write a post on the region first, and then follow up with a post on the actual tasting.
Madame Cathiard took us into a sub-basement with access secured through an electrically operated door which opened upwards from the floor. As we descended into the room she indicated that it was named Le Paradis -- the paradise. On the left-hand side of the room was a table on which lay every size of wine that is produced at the château, proceeding from smallest to largest. On the right side of the room was a line of bottles of the château's red wines arranged from oldest to most recent. At the front of the room was a glass cube containing a wine bottle which, through the influence of imbedded mirrors, appeared to be the entrance to a hole stretching to infinity.If you have any suggestions as to how I can improve the content or context of this blog, I will be receptive to same.