A little bragging...sorry

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A little bragging...sorry

Post by balzaccom » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:56 pm

Some of you may know that I'm involved in the world of wine. Recently, I taped a series of lectures for Audible, and they are now released. Here's a link:
https://www.audible.com/pd/History-of-W ... 20298XRHTS

If nothing else, I promise they will be mildly entertaining...and that's not often the case with wine lectures!

These came out of the course I created for the Great Courses: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/the ... -best-wine


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Re: A little bragging...sorry

Post by rlown » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:10 pm

How's your A1C doing? :D

Congrats anyway.. We don't live forever..

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Re: A little bragging...sorry

Post by balzaccom » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:49 pm

rlown wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:10 pm
How's your A1C doing? :D
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Hmmm. No problems with A1C. But moderation in all things. I'm the one guy at the wine tasting who spits every wine...
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Post by Harlen » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:33 am

Not bragging at all-- entertaining! You obviously know a lot about wine Paul... did you know that the wine can react with the cork, and go bad?
See below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o3EUVht1G0
If you like that, and would like to further your education, see also: "Fawlty Towers: Bordeaux and claret." Cheers, Ian.

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Post by balzaccom » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:13 am

A classic. I was once part of a big campaign on behalf of the cork industry for quite a few years to educate wineries on how to use their corks so this would be less of a problem...

I have a whole lecture on wine on the screen---both TV and movies. Lots of good stuff there.
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