Saturday, May 14, 2005

Maximilian Riedel and Robert Morson (from Riverside Wine and Imports) chat before the tasting
Maximilian Riedel

I just returned from a fantastic wine tasting with Maximilian Riedel, held in Strongsville, Ohio. He led the almost 100-person strong crowd through a classic progression of four wines (Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon), that highlighted the profound effect that his wine glasses have upon wine. The difference between what his stems do to "amplify the wine" and the type of glass that is typically used to serve wine in restaurants is the difference between night and day

Full disclosure -- I have been a huge fan of Riedel's glasses over the last five years, owning about 30 different pieces, including sake, scotch and champagne sets as well as the vinum extreme set and the new-ish "O" series, designed by Maximilian himself.

If you ever get the chance to attend -- go -- you won't be disappointed...

Friday, May 13, 2005

I agree with what Chris Butler said -- Kent was kind of quiet this year...

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Well, since Ruth was nice enough to point out this blog, the least I can do is link back to beer and clothing in lakewood and say "go visit her!" ;)

Oh, and I should probably update the blog while I'm at it ;)

USF4 (Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter) was a success. Success here is defined by the fact that many, many people showed up, ate popcorn and had fun time watching a Mexican wrestling movie. Viva El Santo!

Next up: The UnSilent "Drive-In" Film will probably be in July, movie/date TBA