I left my notebook with Chinskirin Boktani and the bastard is mailing it back one page at a time. He thinks it's funny. Said he'd use Western Union if it weren't so expensive.
So while we wait for the next installment of the Tasmanian Chronicles, a little science in the interim.
Before my trip, I was speaking with Cara Bertone of Veritas Imports. I was telling her about some of our wine preservation work at the Lab, and she mentioned she had a friend who advocates freezing wine. Given this research, seems like a flawed strategy. But what do I know?
So before I left for Tazzie, I opened this bottle (see photo), had a glass and then whacked it into the freezer.
We opened it when we got back and let it thaw on the counter.
It was terrific. Better than I remember.
This is hardly science. No control. No protocols. But it appeared to have worked.
Makes me less afraid of the cold.