The Bryan Hall Wine Incident

The Wandering Gourmand

Each month, the wine-blogging world hosts a Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.  The challenge was started by The Drunken Cyclist (who writers a very entertaining and informative blog on wine and was last month’s winner).  January’s theme is Mystery.  What follows is a wine-related story, that while is quite outlandish, is 100% true.  

It happened at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  The year was 1998.  I was a lowly sophomore, or “wise fool” if you prefer the Latin translation.  I knew very little of the world and even less about wine.  The first thing I knew about wine was that it was something my father made in our basement.  The second thing I knew was that the romanticism of a bottle was enough to get a co-ed horizontal (even more than with a twelve pack of Old Milwaukee Ice).

At the beginning of each academic quarter, my father was…

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