I've been away from the blog for a couple of weeks, partly due to a nasty sinus infection, and partly due to prepping for the French wine class I'll be teaching tomorrow night. I hope to be back to regular posting later this week, but in the meantime, here are some neat links:
* Underneath Britain's Ministry of Defense is a perfectly preserved Tudor wine cellar, which used to belong to Henry VIII!
* This article, Darth Vader is My Lover: Revelations About Brettanomyces in Wine, is all about the different strains of yeast that are found in wine. Brett is usually considered a fault, but is it??? UC Davis has actually released a wine aroma wheel solely dedicated to Brett-induced flavors. (You may already be familiar with their Wine Aroma Wheel, discussed here.)