verablue, i will be there with bells on. gb, i'll keep a beach chair open for you.
this weekend, i was very tempted to open one of the bottles we've had in an ornate wrought iron bottle holder on a wall between the kitchen and living room. it was a choice of an '88 or a '91 ruffino riserva chianti. it's been kept at fairly cool room temps, but that's not exactly cellar. i have no idea how they have kept. i put a bottle of '98 coppolla blue label merlot next to it as a sacrificial bottle, in case i was tempted.
but i resisted, and had a few michelobs and a very potent, fruity chinese soju. amazing stuff.
cannot wait until october when a korean-american friend goes to his childhood home and brings back great sojus. last year was the chinese one, the year before were different types of korean sojus.
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.