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Sunday, April 19, 2009


In the newspaper yesterday was the intriguing idea that the taste of wine changes with the lunar calendar. Have you noticed this?! A delicious glass of white "reminiscent of clean seashells on a ocean beach" to quote one wine connoiseur can on another day taste a bit fishy. Apparently in order to know when is the best time to drink your wine you need to consult the lunar calendar, which has been published for 47 years by a gardening great-grandmother called Maria Thun who lives in rural Germany. Days are divided up into "fruit," "flower," "leaf" or "root" with fruit and flower being the days on which the wines tastes good and leaf and root the ones on which it goes off. This coming week the best days are from 11pm Sunday and then from 8pm on Wednesday until 11am on Thursday and from 6pm on Friday - good timing for the weekend!

1 comment:

Jan Jones said...

Hmm. Not sure it would work as a plot device.
"Darling, I know it's only 3 in the afternoon, but you really must drink this amazingly potent wine now because in another hour it will have gone off."