Sunday, February 15, 2009

Marc Pesnot coming!

I've joined a small wine tasting party tonight. We've enjoyed the wine with the Vigneron, Marc Pesnot!! He is one of the nicest vignerons who make natural friendly wonderful wines.

The wine shop owner gave a short sleeves shirt which was printed the label of Melon. Everybody loves this label. This label has triple meanings. The first meaning is Melon is a bowler hat in French. and the second was Melon also means Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet. This is the reason why INAO( Institut national de l'origine et de la qualité) didn't alow to call his wine as a Muscadet. Because, They said this wine isn't clear and not common Muscadet in Loire, even though he is trying to make nicer wines, tastes nice, elegant and friendly. This is ridiculous. As if INAO says Muscadet has to be more sour. It's fun to read his label somtime. like this. People will hat off to these wines. This is the third meaning.

He makes a red wine with abouriou, but It couldn't become wine this year. Because It's very hard to make the wine in Loire. the skin was so thin , get moldy easily, and week against agricultural pest. So that other vigneron uprooted the tree in Loire. There are less variety now. I'd got the feeling it's similar with gamay when I tasted before. I'm looking forward to he makes it and taste abouriou.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I've cooked a lsagna with leftover pasta sauce tonight. It was nice with an arbois wine. This wine is produced by Emmanuel Houillon since 2002. Pierre Overnoy became the senior adviser.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

glassblowing part2

And this is what I've got, a small flower vase. I gave it to my mother.

fuki no tou

It's the time for eating fuki no tou(Butterbur sprout) this year. I like this bitterness. I cooked "fuku miso" as usual. It goes together with rice! Of course with sake as well.