Drops of God, Prohibition, back labels, Thai pads — sipped & spit

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SIPPED and SPIT: The Drops of God
The latest installment of The Drops of God, the wine-drenched graphic novel from Japan, is now in English. I review it and learn that this volume will likely be the last in English. [wine-searcher.com]

SIPPED: sense of place. “We’ve concluded that Tuscan-style homes would make the finest fit here.” Apropos the Khao Yai wine region in Thailand, where homes in a development range from $650,000 to more than $3.3 million. [WSJ]

Sticker shock: Some London buyers won’t buy wine at auction that bears a US back label.[smcp.com]

SIPPED SLOWLY: recovery. After the surge, Pasanella wine shop combats the quiet. [NYT]

SIPPED: the “noble experiment” Learn how the 18th amendment got passed, understand its links to the federal income tax and see a hatchet carried by anti-alcohol crusaders. Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, curates an exhibit on Prohibition with all of these items. The show runs through April 28 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. [WSJ]

PASSED: popcorn. A long thread involving a horizontal pear tasting and more discussion of wine tasting notes. [wineberserkers]

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3 Responses to “Drops of God, Prohibition, back labels, Thai pads — sipped & spit”


  1. I read the Drops of God (from right to left) and thought it was fun. I passed it on to a young friend who is taking his Sommelier exam and who bears a remarkable resemblance to the hero, who doesn’t look Japanese to me.


  2. Police injured, but no one else around at the moment, if he dared to fooling with it is to find their own unpleasant, so very honest authentic: You ask it, as long as I know for sure to tell you.


  3. Zhao Qiang? That policeman shouted sound.


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