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I’m Back!

I’m not sure I knew what I was getting into when I started this site. Not knowing anything about web-design, or CSS, I naively thought this would be a fun way to talk about Spanish and Portuguese wine with the world at large. What I failed to realize is that tying one’s self so closely to a computer, makes one way too dependent on it.

Last week, my hard drive crashed. At first, I thought I had done something wrong, but soon realized that it just had had enough. So after wrangling with Dell for awhile, I had a new hard drive sent to me free of charge.

Enter Murphy and his law. Overjoyed with this new drive, and the lack of crashes, I dove into setting up the computer just the way I like it. Since this involves quite a bit of downloading, and since I needed to get back in action quick, Murphy thought it would be fun to throw either a corrupt file or virus at me – I never quite found out which it was. Hopefully, I will be back in business for a long while.

Consequently, I apologize for the lapse in postings, and promise some fun articles to come. For now though, I will leave you with a great little sherry I tried out the other day while trying to sort through this mess.

Stayed tuned…Ryan

  • N.V. Bodegas Robles Montilla-Moriles Piedra Luenga Fino Ecologico – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (8/4/2005)
    Pale golden with a medium intensity. First thing on the nose is marzipan(processed almond), followed by fresh almond, afterwards come hints of citrus, light wood varnish, melon and a musty bodega type quality. Soft in the mouth the body is medium weight with a strong acid and light salt air on the finish. Very dry, myriad flavors pour out of this bottle: carmel, melon, wood polish, citrus, and salt air. As you finish light oxidative notes linger on the finish framed by a melon like softness.

3.5 grape

Alt=3.5 c5a11t15o8=89 (89 pts.)