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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