Who can resist a story about the “10 most expensive drinks in the world”? Especially when one is rewarded with such phrases as “an astounding 100 points from Robert Parker” and a description of a Champagne that includes the grapes “pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot meunier, blanc de blancs and rosé.”
Yes, it’s been a good week for wine flubs on the old Intertubes, including a story about retiring Yankees star Mariano Rivera receiving a “cabernet sauvignon blanc” as a retirement gift from the Oakland A’s. Personally, I think they should have opted for a cabernet sauvignon blanc-du-pape.
It’s also been a good week for those of us who, as my droll daughter-in-law puts it, “like the drink.” First came a list of reasons why smart kids grow up to fit that mold, and then the revelation that sipping Champagne might improve our spatial memory. Cin cin!
And speaking of smarts, here’s an interesting take on whether to sniff a cork at restaurants.