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The Biggest Bluff and Clovis Cotes du Rhone
From The MetroWines Book Suggestion Department
We NEED This Kind of Thinking!
How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor
parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making
and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run
as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the game.
Men rule the world she had entered, said Michael Paterniti in The New York Times.
97% of professional players are men and Konnikova endured plenty of harassment
and condescension on her way to a 2018 championship in which she beat 290 competitors
for a $84,600 prize. That said, The Biggest Bluff can be read as a feminist triumph story.
But, the big surprise in not the triumph at the table but that she "bet the house on the power
of her mind to synthesize big philosophical ideas and psychological insights" and she won.
She has found direction as to how we regard our futures, how to "see through the ups and downs to the underlying grid of chance and self determination that guides all life."
50%Grenache, 25%Syrah, 15%Cinsault and 10%Carignan
Clovis Wines is a collaboration between T. Edward Imports and some of the best small producers in France. Clovis CDR comes from Remi Pouizin.
Unavailable at wine.com. Rejoice. It was $16.99!
A biodynamic producer located in Visan (the northernmost part of Southern Rhône).
This is a blend of Pouizin estate’s grapes and 3 other organic producers.
They are all located 10km maximum from the winery.
Organic grapes. Aromas of red fruit and sweet spices. On the palate,
it’s ample and silky with good concentration and a smooth finish with plenty of tannins.
*** $15.99 @MetroWines ***