Scots Or Not?

Lynne Kiesling OK, I said toodle pip, but this is too good … the Scotsman had an article today about Scottish bands that aren’t really Scottish (registration required), including two of my favorite bands: Lloyd Cole In so many ways, he is the archetypal Glaswegian. Rattlesnakes was the perfect west-end Glasgow record, and not just … More Scots Or Not?More Scots Or Not?

Stumbling And Mumbling

Lynne Kiesling As mentioned last week, both Mike and I will be at a conference this week, so posting is likely to be light unless something gets in one of our craws, so to speak. I recommend checking out Stumbling and Mumbling, a new-to-me economics blog (thanks to Newmark’s Door for the tip). His insights … More Stumbling And MumblingMore Stumbling And Mumbling

Save The World, Ignore Global Warming

Lynne Kiesling In Sunday’s Telegraph Bjorn Lomborg had a commentary on climate change policy that is well worth a careful read and consideration. Global warming has become the obsession of our time. From governments and campaigners meeting for the climate summit in Buenos Aires right now we hear the incessant admonition: making global warming our … More Save The World, Ignore Global WarmingMore Save The World, Ignore Global Warming

Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2003

Lynne Kiesling One of Bonny Doon’s missions in the Ca’ Del Solo line is to showcase underappreciated grapes. Malvasia Bianca is one such grape. It is dry, dry, dry, with a flavor of succulent but not lush or sweet fruits. It had a nice orange blossom nose that complemented the bone-dry flavor. The flavor also … More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2003More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2003

Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002

Lynne Kiesling We rediscovered Bonny Doon this September, when we had a long weekend in the area. They are refreshing for lots of reasons: they don’t take themselves too seriously, they make good wine that is good value for money, and they are embracing the screw top. Three for three! The subtitle name of this … More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002

Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002

Lynne Kiesling We rediscovered Bonny Doon this September, when we had a long weekend in the area. They are refreshing for lots of reasons: they don’t take themselves too seriously, they make good wine that is good value for money, and they are embracing the screw top. Three for three! The subtitle name of this … More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002More Wine Review: Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Sangiovese 2002