Mystery: The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge

The Wine Raconteur

“Oh, sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you! At last, I know the secret of it all!” is the lines of the song that Madeline Kahn sings when she is with The Monster in “Young Frankenstein.”

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Mystery is the theme that has been selected for the latest Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.  At first I was going to try to do a parody of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.  I thought of Effie Perine, the secretary bringing in the Levantine Joel Cairo’s calling card scented with Viognier and a wine discussion between Sam Spade and Kasper Gutman and ending with Sam Spade walking into the elevator cage with Tom Polhaus carrying a bottle of wine in a brown paper bag and exclaiming “The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”  Then I thought of rehashing an earlier article that I wrote about one of the many Murder Mysteries…

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