Welcome to The Pour. Sit down, fill a glass, have a drink, please. [Why thank you, Eric, don't mind if we do.]
This is a new blog about the pleasure of drinking wine, and beer and spirits, too. That's drinking rather than tasting. [Sounds good to us -- we've been known to have a drink or two every now and again]
I will talk about the pleasures of drinking, about wines I have tried at home with family and friends or with people in the wine business. I will also take the opportunity to expand on issues that appear in the newspaper, either with the Times' tasting panel or with The Pour column. [Sounds like Bruni, but that's okay]
Along the way, you may meet some of the people I enjoy drinking with — my family, of course, and friends like the Grand Crew, my martial arts food and wine group, which gathers regularly to eat, drink, cook and talk (more about them soon enough). [uh, oh . . . we feel cat pictures coming on]
His first substantive entry focuses on a rose - the Viña Tondonia rosado, 1995, which he shares with
his cat his "martial arts wine and food group."