Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
What do you do if your Amtrak train stalls for hours en route to Washington, D.C.? Most people probably raise a fist to the skies and curse the god of wayward train mechanisms or what have you, but not Paul Goldschmidt. The winemaker for Bordeaux’s Château Siaura recently found himself in this situation, en route to a tasting he was now certain to miss. So what he did speaks well of mankind, or at least of Bordeaux winemakers: He opened all the bottles and did the tasting for his fellow passengers instead. Who apparently were quite pleased with this outcome - I mean, if you can’t have an on-time arrival, at least you can have good wine.
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