Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Vin, this is what´s for lunch
It is easy to forget how intimate is the relationship between the French and wine, to the point that wine is making its way more and more into the "aperitif" hour at the expense of horrors such as Pastis. After all, French wine production keeps improving and so French people do feel like drinking more of it.
Every year new fashions start and some stick. One that is developing is the Bordeaux "clairet" which is not a rosé, God forbid! I suppose Clairet is a throw back to older times when the British called clairet the wine they got from Bordeaux. Or some of it anyway, but what did they know? The thing is that clairet is a great invention for summer, and in Bordeaux much better than those generic rosé that harass our taste buds.
But when serious fare is at stake for lunch, like lamb chops, we revert to nature and nothing less than a great Pomerol will do (or course my very unbiased opinion). It comes with accumulated dirt from a real "cave" which even dusted off leaves marks on the label.
Human Rights violations in Venezuela, from the Tascon list to political prisoners.
- Amnesty International Venezuela's page
- Human Rights Watch Venezuela's page
- COFAVIC page (in spanish)
- Tell Chavez you will not accept his having political prisoners
- A review of the video "La Lista" detailing all the abuses of the Tascon list
- Miguel's compilation
- A summary of 20 lies about the video "The Revolution will not be televised"
- The video debunking the April 11 2002 governmental lies
- "La Cadena", a video explaining how Chavez tried to hide the reality of April 11 2002 by bloc king TV news