Reflection — January 24th
“I hover over the expensive Scotch and then the Armagnac, but finally settle on a glass of rich red claret. I put it near my nose and nearly pass out. It smells of old houses and aged wood and dark secrets, but also of hard, hot sunshine through ancient shutters and long, wicked afternoons in a four-poster bed. It's not a wine, it's a life, right there in the glass.” - Nick Harkaway, ‘The Gone-Away World’, 2008.
Some wines are so expensive that most of us would never dream of purchasing a bottle for ourselves, let alone giving one away. The wine changed from water at the wedding in Cana was,
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