With our post harvest free time (amounts to 15 minutes a week but that is another story), both of us have been reading. I am on my 5th wine book since the new year – several are from the 70s and 80s. I have learned about the 3 other grapes of Champagne, the 3 times during the first winter racking schedule of old Bordeaux and that Kermit Lynch actually imported every wine at one point or another.

My favorite quote is from of Lynch’s 1982 wine mailers in Inspiring Thirst. “… there is a growing number of you wine drinkers who don’t want a mouthful of oak and butter each and every time you drink Chardonnay.”

As everything changes, everything stays the same.

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