Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

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Bands, 2019

Alt-J, Andrew Bird, Angus and Julia Stone, Antony and the Johnsons, the Arcade Fire, Balmorhea, Beach Boys, Ben Howard, Bloc Party, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, the Cat Empire, Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dan Mangan, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Dire Straits, Eddie Vedder, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Gaslight Anthem, Grandbrothers, Jack Johnson, Jack Savoretti, Keith Jarret, Kings of Leon, Leonard Cohen,  Lucio Dalla, Metric, the Queen, Silversun Pickups, We are Augustines, White Buffalo.

Wines

Sontuosi

Hermitage La Chapelle Paul Jaboulet Aine: named after the chapel that was created by a wounded knight of the King who took permission to retire and meditate in 1400. Jaboulet owned the chapel since the end of the First World War. It is an icon of this part of the Rhone Valley and marks where the best vines are grown

Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio: original Chianti recipe (70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca) from the barone di Ferro Bettino Ricasoli

Solaia Antinori: the Antinori family revolutionised the original recipe starting from 1978: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese

Eleganti

Nero d’Avola biologico Barone Montalto: served at a restaurant in Reykjavik with very low expectations (What wine do you have? An Italian wine. But What wine? A red wine. Ah, okay). Soft and nice.

Primitivo di Manduria Cantina Giordano. My favourite Neuchatel treat.

Semplici

Madiran Chateay Montus: one of the few wines from the Pyrenees, il paradosso della Guascogna, how can they eat so fat and live for so long?

Domaine Fond Croze Cotes du Rhone: casual discovery thanks to François

Lagrein Dunkel Cantina Bellaveder di Faedo: sapori di casa

Pop

Chardonnay De Marchi Isole e Olena

Chateau Musar: Lebanese wine that resisted during the war

Moulin-a-vent Georges Duboeuf: un buon beaujolais

Das Phantom K+K Kirnbauer: Austrian rarity

 

Podcasts

Historycast; The Axe Files with David Axelroad (from Giallu); The Economist: The Week Ahead; Ad Alta Voce (from Martina); FT: World Weekly; The Philosopher’s Zone; Malcom Gladwell: Revisionist History (from Daniel); Un giorno da pecora; The Wilderness.