40% Nanzuelo, 40% Syrah, 20% Garnacha. 14.5% alchohol. Good color in glass with fading rims. Lovely bouquet. Good fruit on palate though obviously fading. Alcohol does not intrude. A few particles of sediment. 88/100.
81% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane. Good color in glass with fading rims. Nice, spicey nose. Good body with ripe fruit on palate. Fruit supports 15.4% alchohol as usual with Ridge Zins. Not too complex but a solid wine. No sediment. At peak. Drink up! 89/100.
An unmailed Atlanta postcard featuring the Hotel Ansley circa 1922. Note the cigar cabinet on the left and the brass spitoon by the column on the right. The hats the men are wearing are called "boaters" and were very popular back then.
Mid neck fill. Cork broke on extraction. Lovely deep garnet color with thin browning rims in glass. Promising bouquet. Lots of heft and weight on palate with ripe fruit and dusty tannins. Fading a little but still drinking vey well. Faint sediment. 90/100.
Many voted for Obama believing he could heal the racial divide and we got Ferguson, MO instead.
Many voted for Obama thinking he could pacify Iraq and the Middle East by just getting out and we got ISIS instead.
Many voted for Obama thinking that his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,would push her magic reset button with Russia, and we got the Russian annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine instead.
Many voted for Obama thinking he could improve the health care system and we got Obamacare instead. (Ask you doctor how that's working out).
An unmailed post card circa 1960. I worked at Lenox Square when I was in school and remember this gas station well. It was on the corner of Lenox Road and East Paces Ferry. The back of the card says "Gulf's Catenary Canopy Service Station".
For a number of years I have been a Peachtree Road Race start line volunteer, specifically the "A runners" wave which is right behind the elite or seeded runners. My job is to keep slower, non A runners from mixing with the A runners. The weather was the best in memory, in the low 60s when the race started.