I blinked and all of a sudden November is over. Traveling, a busy social calendar and Thanksgiving kept me from writing, yet provided ample opportunity to taste new wines and revisit familiar ones.
Over the past couple of weeks there were the 1978 Gaja, the 2007 Toulouse Pinot Noir served at Thanksgiving, and several 2009 Beaujolais Crus just because they are so delicious. I visited several new wine bars, including Olivino in Brooklyn, which though small in square footage left a big impression.
I purchased more than a few bottles to add to the EuroCave, including some 2003 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne, Orin Swift’s 2009 The Prisoner, a 2008 Giacomo Conterno Barbera Cascina Francia and a couple of 2005 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici.
Looking back, my November represents the typical adventures of an oenophile – constantly tasting, finding, buying, exploring and sharing.
Like wine experimentation, Noble Rot has been a way for me to further my journey and to share some of my passion. After 12 months I’ll be ending this blog.
Of course, just because the bottle’s empty doesn’t mean it’s time to stop drinking.