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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 677: Karl Kaiser

Monday, December 4th: Wrote up my 680 NEWS wine reviews and raked leaves in the back garden. For dinner, a bottle of Cloudline Pinot Noir 2015 (Oregon, $28.95 – ruby colour; a high-toned nose of cherries with earthy, floral notes; medium-bodied, dry, well-balanced cherry and raspberry flavours with lively acidity (89)). 660 kata lagi

Wine Lover's Diary

The Best Tracks of 2017, #14

14. Torres, “Three Futures”

The title track from Torres’s ambitious third album is probably the saddest song I heard in 2017. Atop a dry, morose arrangement of drum machine, ambient synths, and a carefully plucked guitar melody, Mackenzie Scott’s protagonist confronts a former lover, expressing deep resentment (“You trusted me to love your parents”), regret (“The hope I abused”), and ultimately compassion (“You didn’t know I saw three futures / One alone, and one with you / And one with the love I knew I’d choose”). 15 kata lagi

Yanks trade Castro & prospects to Marlins for Stanton. More to come.

I will fill in details later, once they become known, but imagine Aaron Judge, Greg Bird, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez in the same lineup. 154 kata lagi

Mike's Musings

Wines of the Week for December 7, 2017

Torres Altos Ibericos 2014 (Rioja)
$12.95 until December 31 (LCBO #527291)
100% Tempranillo wine from Spain’s Rioja region. Deep ruby in colour it shows a cedary, cherry nose with sandalwood and floral notes; it’s medium-bodied and dry; expect elegant, savoury, strawberry and blackcurrant flavours with lively acidity and a lovely mouth-feel. 185 kata lagi

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Torres: "Three Futures" live on WFUV (Video)

Torres

Three Futures

4AD

Torres’ Three Futures is one of 2017’s most noteworthy indie releases and perhaps its best at dealing with gender issues in a courageous fashion. 206 kata lagi

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UFC 218 - Holloway v Aldo II

As 2017 winds to a close the UFC heads to the Motor City, Detroit for the penultimate PPV card of the year.

In an event that will put the exclamation point on the latest TUF series as well as identify the next Heavyweight challenger, it is headlined by a rubber match between the current and former champions at 145lbs. 978 kata lagi

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Programa 22/12/2017 – Penedès Gama Extra

A 22 d’octubre estem vivint un moment excepcional dins el món del vi. Un babyboom on cada dia hi ha nous embarassos i nous naixements. 347 kata lagi
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