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"Water separates the people of the world, wine unites them."

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By WyneFool
August 28, 2007

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The wines for today August 28, 2007:

This is a combination of TOTD/WOTD and Birthday so we need more wine(s).

Les Jamelles (France) Vintage 2005
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon

So as not to confuse anyone, each is labeled by grape variety.

Overall impression: I tasted this entire lineup and was impressed. A nice easy drinking group of wines for everyday pleasure.

Total score: averaged 15 - out of 20

Price: $8.99 each

As I would teach in wine 101, we all start off with sweet. Mad-Dog 20/20, Annie Green Springs, Boones Farm etc back in high sch..., er, college. We evolve to Reislings, Pinot Gris, and ordering white wine in restaurants then learning, gasp a 3 syllable word - Chardonnay. Life is good and many people stay there and all is well. Others evolve further to light Chianti, Merlot, Pinot noir (all red) Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. And life is better - something to drink with steak and slabs of Bambi. Yea verily most people get here and feel the journey is finished. The rest of us evolve back to the sweet wines (no not the stuff we started with) like Eiswein, Ports, Sherry, Tokaji and the like. Thus we have fully evolved to having a full pallet of wines to choose, dry, medium and sweet.

This was not what I was going to write today. I was going to reflect on my 53 years and the difficulties my bride and I have overcome in our short 11+ years. I was going to mention how lucky I feel to have found her and the adventures we have shared. Then I realized that the living of a life is just that, LIVING. Finding joy in each day, meeting new participants that you choose to bring into your circle. As I wrote to Corse earlier, L'chaim, to life! Thanks to the folks here at BI, I have found a new path to travel for a while - write a wine of the day description that is understandable and will help others make better selections (and help Duey fill his cellar).

Remember: Water separates the people of the world, wine unites them.*

WyneFool - cheers!

*I would like to translate this phrase into as many languages as possible. Not a direct translation but the concept that could be easily understood. If you can help with this quest SEC me..WF