Okay, maybe Monday is a bit early to start with the wine blogging. Some things you just can’t let go:
Apparently it’s not just the Chileans who think that the bottom of the ocean is a good place to keep their wine — the French are getting in on the action as well. Regular readers will remember several months ago, I reported that a winery and at least one restaurant at a resort in Chile was storing its wine on the bottom of the ocean, and sommeliers (as well as guests) were suiting up in SCUBA gear to select bottles for their dinner.
Well apparently this is no longer a gimmick, but a technique that is being tested (albeit pseudo-scientifically) by some wine association in Brittany, France.
Underwater wine storage sounds about as useful as parking your car on the roof and demands that you live within walking distance of the sea.
Salient but unanswered question – for those of us living in drier country, will a toilet tank provide the necessary tidal frisson? I bet that a wine association in Brittany, France is not investigating that.