Jul 152015

When the thermometer looks like this, it’s an easy decision what color to drink. The real question is how can I chill the bottle NOW?

103? Really?

My favorite tool is the Vinchilla, an electric ice bucket made in Italy that swishes the water and ice around the bottle and cools a room temp bottle in about 25 minutes. The propaganda says it can chill a bottle in less than 5 minutes, up to 15 bottles  per hour, but that’s never cold enough for me. I give it about 1.25 cycles on the 20-minute timer just to ensure the bottle is well chilled.

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Nov 142014

November 14 – descale coffeemaker, popped up on my Todoist reminder this morning.

Pedro citric acid

Thought I’d try a little citric acid in my decanter to remove some sediment that remained even after a trip through the dishwasher. (I know, I know, not supposed to put wine glassware in the dishwasher, but then Pedro isn’t supposed to be on the counter either. But supervise he must and also into the dishwasher my glassware goes. Even the Riedels which, I discovered while writing this post, are Continue reading »