links for 2009-06-07

  • 'It's June, the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is only three weeks away, and a lot of wine lovers who usually prefer hearty, more robust red wines are turning to something more, well, refreshing.'
  • 'I have in my attic a heavy leather suitcase full of rather fine ponchos that my children won’t let me wear (too embarrassing). Three floors down, in the cellar, there’s a scattering of old South American wine bottles including a treasured Peruvian empty. I drank its contents on a rainy night in the Andes while ostensibly looking for homicidal Maoist guerrillas.'

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