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Tip: When you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds, don’t make brownies.

Late in the day, I went to DeVine’s Bordeaux tasting. Let’s see. Free. Bordeaux. Free. Yeah, I’m in. All the reds were from the Médoc, meaning predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, and I can’t believe how light, delicate, and elegant a cab sauv can be. I know. Shocking. These wines were all excellent – all WS rated high 80’s to low 90’s. Our favorite: Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2003. It had some ‘great intangible’ I note when I fall in love at first sniff but can’t express why. It happens, what can I say.

The tasting included my first Sauterne. I’m used to late harvest style wines being more apricot in character – this was definitely ‘dried pear’. I can’t say I was a fan of the mouthfeel – too syrupy sweet for me. Good to know.

The afternoon was topped off by a Zin at Tzin. Gotta love a place that serves wine in 2 oz portions for $3 or so. I’d go back. But the muscox. Come on. I don’t get why restaurants are serving muscox. It’s got to be novelty. But you don’t taste novelty. You taste very gamey, tough, dry meat from the tundra. If you eat it, and hate game, I forgive you. Just know that extremely excellent game meats do exist.

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