Terroir Directory

Vintage Directory

Fine Dining Directory

featured posts:

about

blogroll

Recent Comments:

  • Gary Backlund: I opened my bottle of the 1873 for a 70th birthday. It was...
  • John Taylor: Dear tasters, reading your comments I realize I too have a...
  • Marc: Un grand classique mais de plus en plus cher
  • Gary Backlund: I also have a bottle of 1873 Mavrodaphne from Achaia Claus....
  • Gary Backlund: I also have a bottle of 1873 Mavrodaphne from Achaia Claus....
  • Fredi: Danke für die tolle Weinprobe und die super Verewigung in dem...

Tweets:

    No public Twitter messages.

All Posts from January, 2010

“Blood Into Wine” in theatres soon

bloodintowine

I first thought that Finkus Bripp was the only rock star in the wine world. Yesterday though I got hold of a movie trailer that could well fit into that same wine with rock n roll “niche”. “Blood Into Wine” – coming to theaters from February 19th on – tells the story of former rockstar Maynard James Keenan who is one of the pioneers of winemaking in Arizona. I thought for making a movie about one man and wine this must be one hell of a guy and indeed his description on Wikipedia is kinda interesting. I quote:

Keenan has a reputation for being reclusive, elliptical and controlling of his public image. He dislikes the manner in which rock stars are worshipped, and at one point carried business cards with the name “Jesus H. Christ” printed on them. Often having to deal with stalkers, Keenan has resorted to using a paintball rifle to run trespassing fans from his property. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of Keenan’s pursuits, and he studied under Rickson Gracie, who is widely considered one of the martial art’s greatest practitioners.

But besides himself and his partner Eric Glomski, quite a bunch of stars are participating in this movie including the charming Milla Jovovich and the funny Patton Oswalt. For us wine geeks, one of the big authorities – wine Pope James Suckling– has an appearance as himself in the movie.
Here’s the trailer:

Categories: News

Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory, Brooklyn

Unbenannt
Picture courtesy of Tom Selby

While surfing through various wine and food pages this afternoon, I stumbled on this beautiful photo report of the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn, New York. They claim to be New York’s only “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturers – meaning that they process the whole chocolate beans at first in order to extract the precious cocoa butter before they confect chocolate specialties.
Tom Selby’s pictures capture the unique work atmosphere at their factory in a nearly mystical way. You would nearly have the impression they’re from a past century where passion, talent and experience were the essential success factors and not some high tech machines from our modern times. Of course the long beards and stoic expression of the 2 brothers inevitably fit into such a picture.
But whatever way those photos are being interpreted – they definitely catch one’s attention.

Categories: Food,Misc,New York

More impressions from Kuala Lumpur

IMG_5211
Dawn over KL
IMG_5223
Breakfast: Roti Pisang (sort of a crepe with banana) Read the rest of this entry »

Famous Chicken Wings on Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

IMG_4802

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur’s famous food street is packed with many buzzing Read the rest of this entry »

Balinese Oddities

image
Dieeee Lobster ! :P
image
Can of Sweat anyone? Read the rest of this entry »

More Impressions from Bali

image
Crowd worshipping the sun at Ku De Ta, Seminyaks hotspot lounge at the beach
IMG_5411
Dawn over a rice field – time to go to the market Read the rest of this entry »

Google+