Saturday, October 16, 2010

Alamos Torrontes reminds us of Indian Summer

Lynn and I got sent a great pair of Argentinian wines recently from The Alamos vineyard.  The white, Torrontes, one of Argentina's signature white varietal   gave us a sense of  the fade of summer and the approach of  Indian Summer.  As odd as it may sound, to us, the idea of Indian Summer is more primal, mysterious and sensual than the idea of fall.  The white tasted like all of the memories of summer filtered through some kind of film.  Actually, the wine reminded me of the Burt Lancaster film The Swimmer where Lancaster swum pool to pool across the Connecticut suburbs to try to get back to his home.  There is something bittersweat and melancholic about this white that seemed perfect  for late September.

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I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...


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