Author: Moris Senegor

RECESSION TRENDS AND BORDEAUX

In 2007 my financial advisor, anticipating the coming recession, sent me an article analysing how various economic parameters rise and fall in a recession. The main point was that the stock market recovers early, before anyone...

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A RELIGIOUS CONVERSION

Last night I experienced the deep satisfaction that I imagine missionaries and prosletizers experience on the moment when they convert someone. The occasion was our usual Friday night wine tasting. A new member named Jerrus has...

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THANKSGIVING SURPRISE

After a long hiatus in which I visited Spain I am back. More about Spanish wines in future blogs; I am still trying to digest my experience there, no pun intended.Yesterday I took my parents out for Thanksgiving dinner at...

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A SIMPLE FOOD WINE PAIRING

The latest issue of the Wine Spectator features an interview with author Jim Harrison who apparently has written successful novels, some made into movies. He seems well off and well connected. He is also down to earth. I loved...

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OVERLY MADE UP WINES AND WOMEN

Recently I participated in an Australian Shiraz tasting. A BYOB affair with no other subthemes . Seven bottles showed up mostly from Southeastern appellations around Sydney, Canberra and Perth, the best known region of the...

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FLATS & CORKED WINES

Among my many hobbies two prominent ones are cycling and wine. It occurred to me recently that the most irritating recurrent nuisance in each have the same psycological effects on me: in cycling it’s flats, in wine corked...

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JARVIS AND VISITS TO NAPA

Karl and Mary Wolf, a friendly couple who are also colleagues showed me a bottle of wine they received as a gift recently, a 1997 Jarvis Cabarnet Sauvignon. They wanted my opinion on how good I thought this was. While I knew...

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SILVER OAK

In my wine tasting group Silver Oak Cabarnet Sauvignons are much disliked. These wines are viewed as a mid-price luxury for the masses, which they are, but undeserving of their status because they are so heavily laden with...

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1998 SOUTHERN RHONE

Several Southern Rhone wines have appeared in our Friday night blind tasting from the 98 vintage. At first they were all Chateauneuf du Pape’s from Vieux Telegraph. These came along over a period of 6 weeks or so from...

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