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Our dear colleague, Erleichda, is back with another wine dinner experience. For those new to the blog, Erleichda is my slightly-senior colleague from whom I have learned a great deal about life and science. Recently retired from the discovery and development of life-saving anticancer drugs, he posts routinely on the escapades of his travels and…

Recent Wine Experiences – Mediterranean (and nearby) Island Wines by Erleichda Sweetpea and I enjoy (gentle) hiking vacations, and we share this fondness with a small group of other likeminded hiker friends. I attempt to steer our selected destinations to places where grapes grow, and this has brought us, so far, to Sicily and the…

Another Wine Experience- A romp thru northern Italy: the Piemonte by Erleichda Following a week of hiking around lakes Orta, Maggiore and Como, the eight of us piled into a rented van with all our luggage and headed for the Piedmont (or Piemonte) region, home of dolcetto, barbera, barbaresco and barolo wines. Lucky us (or…

This morning our dear friend and colleague whose wine escapades often fill this spot awoke to the rewards of retirement. My senior cancer research colleague, Erleichda, has just closed the book on 30 years with a single pharmaceutical company, unheard of in today’s climate of layoffs and jumping from one company to the next. My…

Another Wine Experience: A Romp thru Northern Italy’s Lake Country By Erleichda (about the author) We touched down very early in Milan on what, for all eight of us, would mark the beginning of our hiking week in the Lake Country of northern Italy, a destination we had chosen after last year’s successful Lot Valley…

Another Wine Experience – Syrahs from Europe and the US By Erleichda We’ve been having so many of our wine dinners the past two years that the group has had to return to its favorite haunts. Such was the case one Friday evening as we set about to taste Syrahs from the US and Europe.…

Another Wine Experience: North American Meritage by Erleichda The wine-dinner group met recently at a local unpretentious BYOB restaurant. We are surely fortunate to have so many of these restaurants in the vicinity for they curtail greatly our costs for dining out. The theme for this evening’s wine tasting was the blend of Bordeaux grapes…

[Back by popular demand is my Friday Fermentable co-blogger, Erleichda – to read all of the offerings from my silver-tongued and golden-palated friend, see this compilation. For new readers, here is The Friday Fermentable mission statement.] Another Wine Experience : 2002 White & Red Burgundies By Erleichda It was Mort’s fault. As alluded to obliquely…

Another Wine Experience – Spanish wines from Ribera del Duero and Rioja By Erleichda The gathering of Jim’s Disciples met at a nearby BYOB restaurant that we had used before for the monthly wine dinner. Most of the diners were outside on the patio enjoying a marvelous summer evening, while the ten of us gathered…

Erleichda is the nom de plume of a guest blogger who contributes regularly to The Friday Fermentable columns. The act of contributing a column periodically on the topic of wine is consistent with the philosophy embodied in his pseudonym, i.e., to “lighten up” (from ‘Jitterbug Perfume’ by Tom Robbins). Erleichda holds a PhD in microbiology…