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September 22, 2003


A recent trip to Cleveland by the intrepid author of Mondo Sismondo turned up a bottle of thirty year old bourbon to be shared with a most contented Flea. This was the cleanest, smoothest bourbon I have ever tasted. The flavours had caramelized into a toffee bar with a kick.

A wealthier Flea would love to try a five-hundred and thirty-one year old wine.

With its bright shades of golden-amber and its aromas of vanilla, hazelnut or camphor, the 1472 vintage of white Alsace wine has been ageing for over 500 years now in the cellars of the Strasbourg Hospice in eastern France.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2003 09:26 AM


Look for Hungarian 5-put. tokay for a relatively reasonably priced long lived wine.

Posted by: Alan at September 22, 2003 02:51 PM

The last time I drank a tokay I was left somewhat the worse for wear. This may have had more to do with the circumstances than the beverage so I should give Hungary another chance.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 23, 2003 11:25 PM