Some weekend reading – PARKENSTEIN!

In a series of post that will go directly into the Wine Blogging Hall of Fame, check out the return of the Hosemaster of Wine and his three-part series, PARKENSTEIN!

In the first installment, Parkenstein assembles his creation: “the more power I accumulated, the more I felt this feverish desire to transfer it to another being, to give power to a cipher of my own creation.” In the second, the creation is animated “the monster’s speech was made up of grunts and snorts and slurping sounds. I had succeeded beyond my wildest dreams—he already spoke like a critic.”

And in the rousing final installment, the creation wanders the earth…which only is big enough for either the creator or the creation.

Mary Shelley would be proud–if she were a wine geek. Hopefully there will be Young Parkensteen!

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One Response to “Some weekend reading – PARKENSTEIN!”


  1. the 2nd post cracked me up! ha!

    “He wanted to sleep with me and kill me both, which is how I felt about Alice Feiring.”

    “”Thou shalt not worship false Gods, Tanzers and BurgHounds of Hell, for their palates are the spawn of Satan, and that spawn is slightly salty, with a creamy texture, and tastes of asparagus and hedonistic DNA.”"


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