FOOD is fashion . FASHION is food . a VICTIM of fashionable food*

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Glass Half Full *

"Bin 389 is the classic South Australian wine:
a magical marriage between elegant cabernet sauvignon and generous shiraz.
With a reputation for consistency and longevity,
it has earned its well-deserved moniker, 'baby Grange'.
Three words are apt: intensity, opulence and flesh.'

Dad's wine cellar is home to a myriad of prized gems collected over the years. My most memorable experience was tasting a glass of Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac- which has rightfully lived up to its name as the King of Cognac, a pure luxury. From its humble beginnings, our Penfolds Grange collection has been gradually accumulating and eagerly awaits for new members to join its underground home. Hopefully one day our collection will be complete and may span across the vintages. In the meantime, it is time for us to have a drink!

On a more daily basis, dad prefers to open a bottle of Penfolds BIN 389, 707, Remy Martin XO or one of the champagnes and wines gifted to our family. Tonight we opted for the BIN 389 (mainly because it was the first wine Q and I found in the wine cupboard that we were allowed to drink!) As a review in the Australian Wine Journal succinctly conveyed: it tasted like savoury dark fruit, with seasoned cedar oak characters that accentuate the wine, punctuated by lingering nuances of ripe fruit and herb. 

Sometimes people may spread rumours because they enjoy the gossip, jealous or just wish to see you fail. Whatever their motivations may be, words are meaningless unless you listen and give it meaning. Just remember the glass is always half full. The most important thing is to be happy, and only answer to yourself. So here is a toast to our success!*

As Dr. Seuss would say: 
"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter, 
and those who matter don't mind."

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