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Congratulations on you Leiber Award; I just got mine and I thought of you, but thought you would have more followers than was allowed…I am glad someone else got to you, at least!
Thank you! So thoughtful of you. I feel like I have been nominated twice 🙂
At times Life takes us to places we thought we would not even be tempted to visit let alone
live in. Seven years ago I started teaching in Moscow.
One day, on my own, on the lookout for a good cobbler, the best baker in town, you know …. the usual indispensable places when abroad, I found myself walking into a wine bar. Very discrete on the outside with a very short menu serving an interesting array of foods I particularly like(d) at the time seeing I have become a vegetarian after I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals.”
Anyway, there I was ready to “submit” myself to the tasting of three white wines and three
red wines.One of the red wines that day was Kurni.
I could go on and on about the thoughts that went through my mind thereafter.
However the reason why I went onto this site this morning – still in Moscow … is that after more than thirty years of what I call my Love Affair with wines and food I have decided to give
my excessive “appreciation” of alcohol a rest. I am 70 and feel this is the time to alter the
daily intake of what I still regard to have been Life Enhancing potions.
But then there is Kurni. And so to allow myself to go on looking forward to the next 37 years I have decide to drink Kurni only, NO … NOT every day but on the 13th of each month seeing the 13th (of July) is my birthday.
I am sure I can live with this as it will feel as if I am still allowed to see that One Great Love
we all had once every month.
Thank you for reading so far,
What a fascinating story! I thank you very much for sharing it.
I totally agree with you: Kurni is not a wine that leaves you indifferent, it truly is an “emotional wine”. I am very glad you had a chance to taste it that day in Moscow and that it played its magic on you too. Your decision to have it once a month on the 13th of each month is pure poetry and a wonderful proposition: I raise my glass to you and to your plan, wishing you many, many joyous years of this delightful tradition! 🙂
All the best,
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