“Stop drinking water – rather drink a little wine for the stomach ailments that you’ve been getting” St. Paul the Apostle.
I have half a theology degree – which isn’t as dangerous as it sounds – so I am inclined to believe everything that St Paul says. In this, his first letter to Timothy, Paul addresses the topic of wine – presumably red wine.
The message seems clear and straightforward to me. However, I think I may keep on drinking a little wine to prevent stomach ailments before I get them. As the bible says “The Lord helps those who help themselves“. No wait, that’s not in the bible – I should have completed that B.Th.
Here is what we are drinking this week. A Monastrell from Spain for $11 which hits the perfect balance of fresh and rustic for your mid-week bible study.
Time for me to complain.
I hate carrying a wallet. Even a thin one. Mine isn’t even close to the Costanza wallet.
There is nothing more annoying that having an overstuffed wallet in one back pocket, a set of keys in the a front pocket, espresso change in the other, and an iPhone in the other back pocket. It’s not comfortable! Not at all. So my question is, why don’t more men carry a bag [and backpack don't count]? I carry a bag and I get no end of grief from my friends. What’s wrong with them?
While on the topic of purses – check out the wine purse. I’d carry that – maybe. Okay, I would make my wife carry it – but it is wicked cool, especially with Moët!
Who knows when Autumn really starts?
A source from Columbia University tells me it’s at 4:44 pm on Saturday Sept 22nd when the sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south.
My man Jason at Muskoka Brewery tells me that it begins September 16th – the day they release Harvest Ale to the world.
So I guess it comes down to the reliability of your sources doesn’t it.
Who are you going to believe – Jason at Muskoka Brewery or this so-called Columbia University”? [Who ever heard of an "Ivy League" or a "celestial equator" for that matter?]
Harvest Ale is available in 750mL bottles and is available at the LCBO and The Beer Store starting September 16th – the first day of Autumn
When my man Orest throws a party it’s a good one. This Saturday [the 14th] at the LCBO Scottsdale in Guelph there is a party and you are invited. I know that because I was invited and the guy who invited me told me to invite you too. The party is PINOT for the PEOPLE [sounds very "French Revolutionary" but with glasses of wine instead of beheadings]. With 10 confirmed producers attending there will be lots to choose from. So if you’ve always wanted to be a wine locavore then this is the time to start.
For a modest $10 admission [which goes to the United Way of Guelph] you can taste Ontario Pinots and taste food stuffs from OX Guelph [I've seen the sneak preview menu and it's very good - pork rillettes, mussels, lamb skewers]. Come and meet the owners and winemakers of some of Ontario’s finest.
Scottsdale LCBO this Saturday 11:30 – 3:30
Sometimes my palate is not discerning and sometimes it’s so good that I’m convinced I can taste “goat farm next door to the vineyard” in a wine.
However, I think that floral notes are not my strength – and that’s why I’m undecided about Gin.
Does your brand of Gin make a difference? Anyone?
What if I only drink Gin and tonic? What if I drink a Gin martini?
Somebody help me on this one please.
We bought Tanqueray after years of Bombay and I don’t know if I even notice a difference. I think I like Bombay better but I’m not even sure.