This week, Whitney and Christina discuss stolen wine and Whitney’s dream of a Hollywood wine caper. The two also debunk decanters and tell us exactly why people pour wine from such great heights.
It’s wine talk… unfiltered!
a. Scotland Yard is looking for stolen wine. Whitney dreams up a wine caper, and drinks expensive scotch from a spoon. (source)
b. A dude demonstrating the Basque high pour (with the rosado Whitney loves!)(source)
How to pronounce: Txakolina: http://www.forvo.com/search/txakolina/
Great nytimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/dining/11Pour.html
c. ‘Where in the World’ 2nd clue: slippery schist soil (source)
Buying Wine: Online Wine Buying pros and cons.
garagiste, selection massale
Direct listeners to this site for a great list: http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/10-best-online-wine-shops
Decanting! want to see a charming French guy demonstrate fancy decanting.
d. ‘Where in the World reveal': The Douro Valley! (source)
e. Wine of the Week: Ramos Pinto, Duas Quintas 2008 (source)
Available widely in US (see Wine Searcher) from $10—16 a bottle, depending on vintage. In UK, you can find it for around £11 from Slurp.
f. Whit loves the Barros white port– cheap and good over ice with an orange twist. awesome summer aperitif. (source)