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The Shock Of The New

With a young generation enjoying wine with little access to the classics, we ask whether the modem and the traditional has ever seemed further apart



In fact, it’s supposed to be - that’s the point. Modernism stands in defiance of what came before. Art critic Robert Hughes acknowledged this in The Shock of the New, and with no less an object than the Eiffel Tower, a monument to the arrival of the modern age that “was meant to illustrate the triumph of the present over the past”. Out with the old, in with the new. Local shops versus ordering wine online.


Today, the new suffuses the world of wine.


That’s only recently true. For a long time, the weight of tradition - those often sclerotic appellations and classifications - guided nearly everything. Wine was a thing for olds, fetishising their Margaux. But now increasingly wine is ...


The Best Gourmand White Wines


Château-Grillet would be a contender for the world’s most beautiful vineyard if it weren’t for the billowing smokestacks of Chemical Valley across the river. From high among the estate’s 3.5ha of terraced Viognier, surveying the Rhone Valley’s post-war industrial heartland soon dispels any delusions of wholesome rural living, not that Noble Rot is complaining. As one of less than ten visitors a year to this hallowed chåteau-cum-monopole- appellation, we’re lucky to be here. “It’s not that we don’t want guests, we just make such little wine that we’d soon run out,” says Grillet’s Italian ex-lawyer turned winemaker, Alessandro Noli. A century ago, when white wines were celebrated for their richness and texture, the likes of Fernand Point and Curnonsky regarded Chåteau-Grillet as the equal of Le Montrachet and Chåteau d’Yquem, before decades of inconsistent winemaking tarnished its reputation. Now well into a process of modernisation initiated ...


Discovering Burgundy

I can remember looking through old menus from the early 20th century for somewhere like The Ritz and although I was supposed to be looking for inspiration from the food, I was more drawn to the wine lists.


I noticed that some very rare wines seemed to be a lot cheaper than I expected. For example, German wines seemed to be in fashion and were more expensive than Chambertin, Romanée-Conti and the like. The latter were relatively cheap.



It stirred up feelings from when I was a history teacher and I used to ask the children where they would go if they had a time machine. I admired the ones who missed the point entirely and wanted to go into the future - clearly physics students - and most of them just wanted to go back to the Vietnam War; they were obsessed with Rambo, as it was the ...


Turmeric Liquid Gold - Turmeric Powder

Among my preventive measures is to take turmeric each day. Those of us that have actually experienced the cancer journey, or have some experience with cancer, would certainly have encountered turmeric as a cancer preventive approach. There is lots of info online on turmeric as well as its advantages however I wish to share my experience with it. I'll supply a brief intro on tumeric.


Tumeric contains curcumin, the energetic ingredient which has been attributed to protect against and also ruin cancer cells. Curcumin is the yellow things that is a bit sticky when you ditch the turmeric. Tumeric recovery buildings have been recognized for a long period of time currently especially to the Chinese and also Indians. In India for a minimum of 6000 years, turmeric extract has been used as medication, elegance help, food preparation, flavor, and a dye. For the Chinese, tumeric has actually been made use of for the treatment of spleen, tummy, and liver ailments for over a ...


Turmeric Curcumin - Turmeric Gold Liquid Extract

Usual spices made use of each day in kitchen areas are more than simply flavoursome active ingredients. Numerous also have substantial restorative worth and when made use of regularly could aid preserve well-being. This short article considers the recovery as well as cooking high qualities of 5 common spices: Ginger, Tumeric, Cumin, Cinnamon as well as Black Pepper.




This flavor comes from the underground root of the ginger plant. Typically, ginger has actually been used to treat signs and symptoms arising from gastrointestinal concerns. It functions largely by kicking back and calming the digestive system. Ginger is likewise warming to the digestion system so valuable for sluggish food digestion.


Research has actually shown that ginger efficiently lowers all signs related to motion sickness consisting of lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, throwing up, and also cool sweating. This action is additionally helps to safely ...


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