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Month: September 2016

Scratch and Sniff – the Art of the Wine Cellar

Not long ago, my wife Dolly said, “when are you going to clean up this bomb blast you call a shop?”

“What do you mean,” I said, warping an eyeball out from behind a skelter of sticks, where I was sorting wood shavings according to texture and color. “Every stick in here has a special purpose, and one day I will know what that is.”

“Today is that day,

16-i-botega2-wine-barrel-painting
“Bottega” on barrel staves

and I’ll tell you what that purpose is,” Dolly said.