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Rhone Zone: 2008 Halter Ranch Côtes de Paso Blanc

I've long believed that good food, good eating, [and may I add drinking well] is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure” ― Anthony Bourdain
Here's a throwback Thursday post dredged up from 2012 and with respect to the recently departed Mr. Bourdain, rest in peace good sir, your passion for life will be missed.

Thank you, Mr. Bourdain, for that beautiful bit of inspiration, like Anthony's need for food exploration or should I say the desire for food adventures. His desire for adventure mirrors my own thirst for wine adventures and the discovering of vinelands and without 'risk' where is the reward? Unbeknownst to my younger self, I would develop a passion late in life for wine-related exploration, and with so many different grape varieties in the viniferous world in which I live, I dare say I may not have enough time left on thi…

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