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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Nouveau snafu

Attendees at some of today's Beaujolais parties may find themselves quaffing Villages instead of Nouveau due to the presence in the latter of a component not usually associated with the seasonal quaffer: sediment.

Wine air-freighted into the United States by a major négociant was discovered to have an uncharacteristic gooey residue in several of the markets in which it landed, including Indiana. Although the sediment is harmless, it is seen as enough of a problem as to render the wine unsalable, so most if not all of the 250 cases currently in the warehouse of a local distributor will likely be discarded.

Then again, some enterprising individual could gather up all the rejected juice, put it in a container, and export it to China....
M. Zane Grey, 12:15 AM