Scotland, Books, Homs Languedoc
Books, Scotland and Wine
While spending time in isolation, we have talked about reading books
and writing a book but what about a book store?
From the MetroWines Stuff You Never Knew Existed Department:
Be a BookShop Owner for a Week or Two...
If you have ever romanticized about owning a bookshop, you can test drive
the dream in Scotland. In the coastal Scotland community of Wigtown,
sojourners can pay to operate a book store called The Open Book
for a week or two and live upstairs in the apartment. The rental is typically booked years in advance proving that running a bookstore is a popular fantasy,
at least for bibliophiles. Need a jolt back into reality?
"Confessions of a Bookseller" by Shaun Bythell and David R. Godine
But what about a Read it With Wine?
Does Scotland make wine? You decide.
Meanwhile, we have chosen a wine that is a close to the peat-y Scotland
as we could find. Earthy, brambly, rustic and some say downright dirty.
** HOMS Clots de Pals 2016 Minervois, $17.99 **
An blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from one of the Languedoc's
great growing regions: Minervois. It really gushes with blackberry
and blueberry fruit on the nose and palate with just a hint of warm stone
and garrigue notes. You might also find a touch of burnt sugar and cola. The wine finishes with a flush of brightness to the fruit from the acidity and a little tar and cedar on the palate periphery. There's plenty of ripe tannin to support the bold fruit
and help the flavors sustain nicely on the generous, fruit-filled, finish.
$17.99 is Abundantly Online Competitive!
(And don't forget, when we can socialize again,
you can play wine shop owner
at The Asheville Wine Focus Group @MetroWines.)