Archive for November, 2007

Bleasdale – Malbec 2003 (Langhorne Creek)

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Inky purple/red in colour a nose that is dominated by the 14.5% alcohol content, very subtle black currant beneath that sitting on top of very faint asphalt. Weird nose. Tempted to leave it and give it more air and hope it develops over time, then again, I also want to hook into it and try […]

Teusner “Joshua” – Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre 2006

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

This wine (65% Grenache, 25% Mataro and 10% Shiraz) had a fairly alcoholic fruity nose – nothing of much note – perhaps dried apricot. The taste on the mouth was pretty much just tannin’s and dried fruit (apricot slabs). Not integrated, not balanced, not drinkable. Left for several hours to see if it would improve […]

Mr. T and William Shatner – WoW’s their game!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Clips: New WoW Ads Recruit Mr. T and Shatner Some awesome little clips advertising world of warcraft – the Mr T clip is da bomb foo!

N.V. Cattier Champagne Brut Premier Cru Chigny-lès-Roses

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Nose: Hints of lemon zest on light toast with subtle yeasty notes. On the mouth – initial explosion of fine to medium bubble, followed quickly with a yeasty flavour that is almost instantly replaced by acid and a nice sharp finish. Not too shabby.

Embedding YouTube Videos as Valid XHTML 1.0, Bernie Zimmermann

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Embedding YouTube Videos as Valid XHTML 1.0, Bernie Zimmermann If you’ve experienced the pain of a screwed up page (formatting) after embedding a youtube video – try the page here, very, very helpful! The above saved my site – it took forever to work out why the formatting went all fubar. The code supplied by […]

A pox on the sheep shaggers

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sorry – have not worked out how to cleanly embed video in wordpress – will hopefully work it out soon enough.Nuff saidNormally embedding the code provided by youtube screws up formatting, lets see if this works

Geeks and Wine?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Are you a geek? If so, would you consider yourself an oenophile (wine lover/wine fan)? Having read  a blog post that suggests that geeks love to get the core of problems, to discover the key to “problems” or otherwise get to the heart of anything that they enjoy doing (games, puzzles etal). I’d have to […]

Tenuta del Barco Palmento Salento IGT – Primativo (Zinfandel) – 2004

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

This Italian varietal hailing all the way from Italy was a gift from a friend. Phoar, I reckon I’m a pretty good friend. 😉 It seems that the Italian varietal Primativo is also known as Zinfandel (which seems to be somewhat popular in California) the colour is fairly deep purple with somewhat brownish tinges/hues – […]

Kingston Estate – Merlot (2001)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Not expecting much – this is rather rather old for a Merlot, pulled the cork and a bit of a sharp smell permeated the near area for 30 seconds – almost vinegary. Poured into a glass – and getting schwags of black current on the nose and an interesting almost hint of wet lawn. Fair […]