In words, Jeremy Quinn's exploration of time, terroir and wine

"Le terroir n'est pas une chose fixe, en termes de goût ou de perception. C'est une forme d'expression culturelle qui n'a jamais cessé d'évoluer..." J. Nossiter.

Starting in March 2010, this blog will be devoted to those who champion the transmission of past knowledge into the present: I don't naively defend tradition, or condemn 'modernity' out of hand.

So many blogs explain 'cool' new experiences in wine and food... blah blah blah... I hope to show the ephemerality of the 'new', and (perhaps) an original standard for qualitative value, a la Bergson... Join me in the effort: viva Jerez, Jura, Hvar, etc.!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So I'm just home, crafting a classic French Onion Soup after a day of creating a new cheese menu for the wine bar for which I'm sommelier and now the proud and passionate cheesemonger, and after tasting through a host of terrific new arrivals from Neal Rosenthal, including an unusual range of 2008 rosés from France, which signaled the coming of Spring. As may be expected, the Côtes du Rhônes were showing beautifully, along with the Provençals, while the Bandols and Ventoux were still a bit closed...

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