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Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 43 and a movie

February 21, 2008

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 43, popped and poured, good weekday quaff, very good QPR @ $12, dense fruit, prunes, seems sweet on first taste but drier finish.

Watched “The History Boys” while drinking this, pretty good flick. The presence of the estimable character actor Richard Griffiths, of one of WineMad’s favorite movies, the black comedy “Withnail and I“, made it worthwhile, recommended.

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Happy New Year from WineMad

January 1, 2008

New Years Eve was a quiet night at Chez WineMad. Opened a bottle of Roederer Estates Anderson Valley Brut that was hanging around the basement fridge, drank a toast with the family then viewed Ratatouille via pay per view.

I concur with the comments found via the WineMad search:

not too sweet, citrus notes, a good value in American bubbly. I don’t recall the price but I’m thinking it was around 20 bucks.

Ratatouille was thoroughly enjoyable, as well. I’m currently reading Kitchen Confidential (recommended, too) and what little I know about commercial kitchens rang true in the movie.