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A+真的A+吗? -- 澳大利亚葡萄酒发现之旅

2012-5-13 星期日(Sunday) 晴
  (从声色之徒蜕变成酒色之徒,早晚要成盗跖之徒)
  
  多谢酒斛网给的机会,参加了今年A+澳大利亚葡萄酒品酒会在北京的第一站。本来就不专业,酒量记性都差,这篇文章轮不到我写,只是提一些给我留下比较深刻印象的酒,供后两站的童鞋参考。
  
  既然来自澳大利亚,有型有款的舌辣子和带肉桂青椒味的赤霞珠自然少不了,在这方面,打着A字招牌的Hardys Accolade,挂着小丑肖像的Jester,还有闪着黄金叶子的Gatt,都是色香味俱全,可圈可点。
  
  
  不过,我是喜欢猎奇的人,所以心目中最有意思的酒商,毫无疑问是澳瑞亚。他们上了两款酒:Escargot Barbera 2002和Pegeric Pinot Noir 2000,都是墨尔本85公里外马其顿山区的Pegeric酒庄的小众酒。我喝过的意大利Barbera少,没一款能赶上这家的,一开瓶好像是带点皮革、香料的香气,时间长了以后有点晚熟甜酒的香气,口味优雅,回味也不短。黑比诺是真搞,我拿去给红樽坊北京的贾可慕试,彻底搞晕了他,他的结论是:用红葡萄做的雪莉酒。我是怀疑用干果(类似Ripasso)做出来的,问他们家老板兼Chief Sommerlier,说没有,就是一年600瓶的产量再陈酿6年。可惜只有一瓶,没多久就被干掉了。巴贝拉准备了四瓶好像,临结束时还有两瓶没开。What a shame!
  
  
  红樽坊更牛,只供一款酒,共两瓶,90年老藤的歌海娜,优雅纯净之类的套话就不说了,开始时有海盐的气息包着果味,惊艳不已,和南法西班牙的大路歌海娜绝对有差距。说到老藤,Barossa Shiraz有一个专门展台,供应各家顶级设辣子,里面有款Freedom什么的,130年树龄号称世界最老的设辣子,不过我没赶上。
  
  
  桃乐思的酒不少,有三款黑比诺,比较起来喝还是很有意思的。De Bortoli 2007是不是拿了个Wine 100的大奖?这款是标准的黑丝黑木耳啊,那个丰满那个肉感,还好有很漂亮的酸度打底,否则酿酒师真是纵欲过度了。Yarra Valley Windy Peak 2010但相比之下真是小清新,入鼻有黑比诺的皮毛味,摇一摇就是清纯的果味,但感觉单宁还是粗了一丁点,放长了以后略有点僵,可能还应该再放个一两年。Terryll’s Old Winery的比诺也不错,但特色没那么明显。
  
  
  美夏也算给力,黛伦堡全线红酒都上了,只欠最便宜而性价比高的犁跃。Dead Arm当然是一款很有料的酒,但我还是钟情Laughing Magpie的Shiraz Viognier混酿。但一开始入口的那种spiciness令人难忘,维奥尼的轻盈花香又给设辣子的浓重平添几分情趣,并随时间流逝而变。黛伦堡Y级的Viognier绝对是女士杀手,花香,简单,快乐。而以前没喝过的Lucky Lizard Chardonnay也没辜负它的名字,果香、一点点的矿物质、到后半段的黄油味道,象蜥蜴的鳞甲在阳光下散射出不同的光泽。Moss Wood上了三款,就是最贵的赤霞珠最好。可是,他们为什么不拿出当地零售99澳元的Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay呢?
  
  
  本人好酒而不胜酒力,直接结果就是回家以后,手在门把上不小心划出了一条鲜红的Nike商标,当真是Nothing’s impossible! 抗议,强烈抗议!因此给A+的最终打分是A-,希望各位酒友喝得尽兴、愉快、安全。
# posted by axisx @ 2012-05-19 22:19 评论(0)


有趣的地方,有趣的人,有趣的酒--M&M北京品酒会

2012-5-7 星期一(Monday) 晴
  本人自小喜爱M&M,大学时曾因身着M&M 的T恤驰骋球场,得了一个诨号巧克力,在酒斛网看到M&M的北京品酒会,岂能错过?不过Mischief & Mayhem,如此调皮捣蛋的名字,译成知己,是否有点平?
  
  品酒会在Temple Restuarant Beijing,去年拿了N个最佳餐厅奖,我是第一次造访,果然好一座丛林!但庙里供的,不再是金刚韦陀佛陀菩萨,是方力钧流的造像(新贵盲流?大家懂的)。餐厅的侍酒师Henry很热心地招我落座,就在赵凤仪老师的身侧。也是第一次见她谈笑风生的本尊,幸甚。
  
  眼见时间差不多了,杜慕康老师(后来才知道他和赵老师是伉俪)宣布酒会开始。四款酒。第一款是Meursault 2007白葡萄酒,先馨夺人,白花和核果的甜香相当集中,芳烈袭人,有点象Pessac-Leognan列级庄的白酒。欣赏了许久香气后,入口的酸度却让我小吃一惊!当时感觉就像一条小火舌,到了口腔后部又柔和下来,在果味、矿物质味以外带了些许巧克力味,有creamy的意思。到得第二杯时,酸度平和许多,没了第一口的刺激,而余味依然悠长。杜老师介绍,用了15%的新橡木桶,难怪有巧克力味。
......
# posted by axisx @ 2012-05-07 21:08 评论(0)


Gould''s Beethoven

2012-2-26 星期日(Sunday) 晴


   i went to a friend's who have the Gould's Hammerclavier CD and listened this afternoon.  it's really fun.  Gould's slow movement is sublimely beautiful, but the final movement would be a totaly heresy to people used to traditional and "appropriate" Beethoven.

   Gould feels much slower in slow movement because he doesn't let his notes lingers between the notes -- emulating fortepiano u can say.  At first I would dub it "classical repose", but no, the aesthetics goes beyond earlier to the meticuluously carried-out miniature by a flanders still life master.  Or Da Vinci, in the background flowers and plants of his Uffizi Annuciation: mechanical precision yet alive, and each leaf seem to have its own light source... the problem is: the music goes nowhere -- you won't have the satisfaction of completion at the end of the movement that can be expected of a "regular" beethoven.
......

# posted by axisx @ 2012-02-26 00:43 评论(1)


辛波丝卡写布鲁盖尔的两只猴子

2012-2-17 星期五(Friday) 晴


Breughel’s Two Monkeys by Wisława Szymborska

This is what I see in my dreams about final exams:
two monkeys, chained to the floor, sit on the windowsill,
the sky behind them flutters,
the sea is taking a bath.
The exam is History of Mankind.
I stammer and hedge.
One monkey stares and listens with mocking disdain,
the other seems to be dreaming away–
but when it’s clear I don’t know what to say
he prompts me with a gentle
clinking of his chain.

在有关期终考的梦里我看见这些:
两只猴子,被铁链拴住,坐在窗口,
他们身后的天空颤动着,
大海在洗澡。
考的是人类历史。
我结巴,闪躲。
一只猴子注视、倾听,带着轻蔑的笑容
另一只似乎已经入梦 --
但当我分明不知道说什么的时候
他提示了我
轻轻地扣响他的枷锁。
# posted by axisx @ 2012-02-17 00:33 评论(0)


物和惦记

2012-2-5 星期日(Sunday) 晴
  万物曾经是一个很大的字眼,但现在的一个普通人都可能有一万件东西。我不是筑巢的类型,但CD和书加起来,恐怕就要上万。不少CD和书还没看过听过,很丢人,但舍不得丢这些东西。发了心尽量不进新货,书可借,MP3可拷,茶酒不妨,保质期内喝完算数。
  
  昨天在田子坊,差点犯了戒,竟发现一家卖高仿中国画的店,主要是日本人翻拍故宫博物院的版子。按启功的说法,他看快雪时晴帖实物时,从来看不清“时晴”两个字,倒在翻拍的高仿件上看清了,因此单以观赏性而论,“胜真迹一等”。我看石涛和八大,从来没有那么近距离,那么可亲,而且第一次觉得八大的签名妩媚。一幅八大的芙蓉,看得我想哭,想和它说话。这样的物件,挂在家里简直有点猥亵,也许不如一直惦记着,隔三差五去看一眼。
  
  俗话说,不怕贼偷,就怕贼惦记。我已经“老而不死谓之贼”了,因此有惦记的权力。......
# posted by axisx @ 2012-02-05 17:12 评论(0)


Elegy(今天是舟曲地震一周年)

2011-8-8 星期一(Monday) 晴
遇见父亲在果园里

过了晌午。过了电影院
和悲戚的行将崩塌的
高墙,我走进果园。
戏已散场,他们都走了:
打短工的、狗和门。
父亲站在一棵无花果树前。
母亲过世,小辈们都上了年纪。
他独自一人,空气的细缕游丝
从他破旧的衣衫穿进穿出。
我怕靠得太近,我的活气儿
惊到了他,想径直走过,
他开口问我这个白发的陌生人:
“是谁在哪里?”
“父亲,是我,你的儿子。”
“妈知道你回家了吗?会留下来吃饭吗?”
“父亲,她在镇子上的墓园里
陪你已经很多年了。”
随后,仿佛预见了一切,
他唤我儿时的名字,
给我一枚无花果,
就这样相遇了,生者与死者。
然后,各走各的。

Meeting with My Father in the Orchard
  
by Homero Aridjis

Past noon. Past the cinema
with the tall sorrowful walls
on the point of coming down, I enter the orchard.
Show over, all of them have gone:
day laborers, dogs and doors.
My father is standing in front of a fig tree.
My mother has died. The children, grown old.
He's alone, small threads of air
weave in and out of his tattered clothes.
For fear of getting too close and startling him
with my living presence, I want to go straight by,
the strange one now with white hair whom he asks,
"Who's that there?"
"Father, it's me, your son."
"Does your mother know you're back. Will you stay and eat?"
"Father, for years now your wife has lain at rest
by your side in the town graveyard."
Then, as if he has divined everything,
he calls me by my childhood name
and gives me a fig.
So we met up, the living and the dead.
Then, each went on his way.

# posted by axisx @ 2011-08-08 16:16 评论(0)


佛兰德的土地

2011-8-5 星期五(Friday) 晴
723以后,读这首诗有了一种新的意味。

在佛兰德的土地

In Flanders Fields

by John Mccrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.


在佛兰德的土地罂粟绽放
那里成排的十字架
就是我们的地方。天空中
云雀依旧高飞,勇敢地歌唱
尽管地面有枪炮震响。


We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

我们是死者。几天以前
还活着,守过黎明,看过傍晚的霞光,
爱过,也被人爱过,而今都长眠在
佛兰德的土地上。

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

接过和敌人的战斗吧:
我们从垂落的手中掷出
火炬;它将由你们高举。
若有人违背对死者的诺言,
我们绝不能安息,就算罂粟
开满了佛兰德的土地。
# posted by axisx @ 2011-08-07 17:18 评论(2)


纪念在我眼皮底下死去的麻雀

2011-8-7 星期日(Sunday) 晴
  所有东西里头,
  裹着灰羽毛大衣的死麻雀
  是再平常不过的。
  就算一块路边的石头
  和死麻雀一比,
  也成了活的王子。
  苍蝇们围着它,
  象学者般专注。
  
  Dead Sparrow
   by Adam Zagajewski
  
  Among all objects
  the dead sparrow in its gray topcoat of feathers
  is the least unusual.
  Even a roadside stone looks like
  life's prince when compared to a dead sparrow.
  Flies circle it,
  intent as scholars.
  
  —From 《Without End》
  
  
  ......
# posted by axisx @ 2011-08-07 17:11 评论(1)


两滴

2011-7-16 星期六(Saturday) 晴
两滴

森林着了火
可他们
双手拢在脖子上
象玫瑰的花环

人群奔去避难所
他说他妻子的
长发里可以藏身

他们用一张毯子蔽体
呢喃着不知羞的话
那挚爱者无休的连祷

情况真变糟了
他们跃进彼此的眼
然后双目紧闭

紧得感觉不到火舌
已经跃上了睫毛

他们勇敢到底
他们忠贞到底
他们相似到底
仿佛凝在腮边的
两滴

就是干干净净的、有点突兀的两滴,比两滴水,两滴泪都好


Two Drops

Zbigniew Herbert

The forests were on fire --
they however
wreathed their necks with their hands
like bouquets of roses

People ran to the shelters--
he said his wife had hair
in whose depths one could hide

Covered by one blanket
they whispered shameless words
the litany of those who love

When it got very bad
they leapt into each other's eyes
and shut them firmly

So firmly they did not feel the flames
when they came up to the eyelashes

To the end they were brave
To the end they were faithful
To the end they were similar
like two drops
struck at the edge of a face
# posted by axisx @ 2011-07-16 02:33 评论(0)


夏夜的猫

2011-7-11 星期一(Monday) 晴
起风了,夹带着栀子花的香气,象一个火星四溅的耳光。空酒瓶还没有扔,里面我喜欢的气味在氧化。这个时辰,小区是猫的天下。一只黄色的猫踱过树丛下的木板小径,仿佛在食物链的顶端漫步。过了会儿,一只比巴掌大不了多少的小猫从停着的车轮底下窜出来,窜进路另一侧的车轮底下。恩,车就像船儿搁浅在退潮时的沙滩上,猫的小舢板在它们之间穿行得忙碌而欢快,自顾自地,转运着粮食和八卦。
# posted by axisx @ 2011-07-11 01:22 评论(0)


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·A+真的A+吗? -- 澳大利亚葡萄酒发现之旅(2012-5-19)
·有趣的地方,有趣的人,有趣的酒--M&M北京品酒会(2012-5-7)
·Gould''s Beethoven(2012-2-26)
·辛波丝卡写布鲁盖尔的两只猴子(2012-2-17)
·物和惦记(2012-2-5)
·Elegy(今天是舟曲地震一周年)(2011-8-8)
·佛兰德的土地(2011-8-7)
·纪念在我眼皮底下死去的麻雀(2011-8-7)

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