The Quantum Pontiff

This weekend was bottling weekend. Bottled up nine gallons of cab, Il Monstro Viola (this was the year that the purple monster in our front yard died) yielding 55 bottles of wine. Interestingly the two carboys I used had distinctively different tastes, one had a much stronger oak taste than the other. But both batches, this year, had a lot less of that “juice” taste than my previous years. Off to storage you go, Il Montro Viola:




  1. #1 Anandi
    May 11, 2009

    Wow, I love the labels. Can’t wait to taste it 🙂

  2. #2 Dave Bacon
    May 11, 2009

    You can guess who made the labels, and it wasn’t Mr. Pontiff 🙂

  3. #3 Karl
    May 12, 2009

    I’ll take a bottle.

  4. #4 David
    May 12, 2009

    Me too!

  5. #5 jjmc
    May 12, 2009

    Molto bene, ma {monstro, montro} -> mostro, no?

  6. #6 serafino
    May 12, 2009

    ‘Monstro’ is a sort of superposition of Italian ‘mostro’ and English ‘monster’. But it is ok, maybe. Also notice that in Italian ‘mosto’ (no ‘r’ inside) means ‘new wine’. Saluti, s.

  7. #7 Xanthir, FCD
    May 29, 2009

    Oh, cool. Do you sell your wines? I wouldn’t mind cracking open a bottle by a SciBlogger. ^_^

New comments have been disabled.