Sunday, September 14, 2008

Aging

Last week, as I wrote about, my father got a new phone. It was a decent Samsung sliding phone, 3G, video calling, all that stuff. He used to have the same model phone as me - a Samsung D807 sliding phone. I really like my phone. Had it for 2 years, still thought it looked fine. It takes any sort of punishment...I've dropped it countless times every which way, and nothing's happened.

It wasn't until we got the new phone that my Samsung looks.........aged. A bit clunky even. The new one is sleek, light....even shiny. Now, I'm not the kind of person that has to keep up with the latest trends. I don't change my phone whenever a new model comes out, I don't care too much about that kind of stuff. I don't care about specs - it just has to have clear reception, make phone calls, and look decent. That's it. I think all the hype about the iPhone is ridiculous.

My SGH-D807:


Anyways. Things, especially electronics age quickly don't they? I don't plan on replacing my phone for at least another year, but I don't deny that it's outdated. Wine, on the other hand, is all about patience. Which is kind of what worries me.

My father never stored any wine, to age. That's why I've had to start from scratch. Literally, from nothing, I've managed to put together a cellar. Small, but it's a start. I didn't have any guidance, so it's kind of haphazard, but I do believe I have a few bottles that will amaze in a few years.

I have a few older bottles...well, relatively older bottles. A few 198's and 199's, mostly in Rioja and Champagne. But in terms of Bordeaux, I really started with 203's and 204's. Might take a while longer to come around. Roughly, I'm estimating that they'll be ready to drink in 2010-2015? Maybe later, but I don't think I'll be patient enough. Definitely, I'll start with the 203's first. Don't suspect they'll keep improving.

Ok - so the analogy of electronics and wine doesn't work. I'm just pulling this stuff out of my ass, but I'm bored, I want to write something, and thanks for reading up to here. And this f*cking kid is still roaring around on his bike!! Where's my bat.......................

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