Posts Tagged ‘figs’
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Found an amazing place right outside of Siena where they grow sangiovese, olives, fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts… all in balance or promiscuo as they say. Not a vineyard, not a farm… I call it a taste palace, maybe there’s a better name out there. I might work with them to install a major solar setup and some biohydrogen generating algae ponds. In my dreams, right?
Tags: algae, almonds, apples, apricots, basil, biohydrogen, cabbage, carrots, celery, chestnuts, figs, Japanese medlar, olives, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pomegranate, rosemary, salivia, Sangiovese, Solar energy, thyme, tomatoes, walnuts
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Friday, July 11th, 2008
It has been a month now since I re-entered into life in the States. Though three months isn’t that long of a time, my transition from Paris to Southampton, NY was a bizarre one. Who would have thought hearing people speak English around you would feel strange. In Paris everything was at my doorstep and now here I am out east on Long Island in driving distance of everything. The one thing that is in full source here are the wine vineyards. Long Island is not typically known for great wine. They are developing more and more over the years. The varietals that strive are Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. And that is what I am trying to accomplish here, bringing pride back to Long Island Wine Country.
Pindar is a vineyard that has been in the North Fork of Long Island for 15 years. Usually they are dressed in a tacky label, and because of this I have always over looked it. What can I say, I like visuals. While walking the ailes of the local wine store I came upon a label with the Pythagorem Theroem across it, a2 + b2 = c2. It was called Pythagoras. My mom is a math teacher, though I’m not a math wiz, I always did enjoy algebra. Because the label was so different from any other Pindar wine I was shocked to find out it was in fact the same vineyard. That’s lesson number one, don’t judge a wine by its label.