Not everything goes as planned. I had, in hand, what I hoped would be a knock-your-socks-off white for this month’s wine with food pairing. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Sometimes, like people, good wines go bad. It wasn’t corked but, wow, it smelled like dank gym shoes and it tasted much worse. It was ruined, most likely, during a long and arduous transit from New Hampshire to Arizona back to New York and again back to Arizona in 100°F (38°C) ambient temperatures, and most assuredly hotter temps in cargo on the tarmac.
Susan had brought it with her as a special treat for us, and - to be sure - for you. Alas, the airlines “forgot” to unload her luggage, thus... [...]