Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Musings - January 28, 2013

1. A measly half of a point separated the team I was on for the 2012 Consensus Blending at Keswick from the first place team. We finished four one hundredths of a point out of second.

2. Looking at a pastoral setting of fields, mountains, a dark sky and cows the remark was made that the cows were peppered across the landscape.  Really? Peppered? Nice thought thought--on a plate.

3. The weekend was bookended by bad weather--off early Friday and in late Monday. I still prefer summer though.

4. It is amazing how different the same wine tastes during a blind tasting when it is inserted in three different places. I scored it differently every time.

5. A classic movie: Dr Strangelove premiered on this date in 1964.

6. I have determined that an ice storm serves no useful purpose. Well, maybe it is a good way to prune the weak branches off trees.

7.  While enjoying some good Virginia wines this weekend I was struck by how empty the vineyards are after the vines have been trimmed and while they are waiting for the warmth of spring to get them growing again.

8. It is always reassuring when Makayla is excited about seeing me after I have been gone for the weekend.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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