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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

WOOP WOOP 2006 Shiraz

At my sister's house the other night (always a great place for a nice glass of red or white because of my brother-in-law's excellent taste in wine) I came across a great Australian export:
Whoop Whoop's 2006 Shiraz.
Funny name, great price, nice wine.
Apparently Woop Woop's Shiraz has been noticed and well received since 2004. Here are just two reviews of previous years of this Shiraz at wine.lovetoknow.com and thecorkanddemon.blogspot.com
On the 'interwebs' I have seen Woop Woop's 2006 Shiraz advertised for as low as $7.98 (!) by The Wine Buyer in New Jersey. This pricing definitely makes this wine a winner in my book.
I also read in the Wine Spectator Online that Australian winemakers had a rough year because of extreme weather and who knows if the 2007 will be as nice as the 2006.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Mom & I in Iran in the late 70's © Buesing Family

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood-- the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi has been turned into a movie. Take a look at the movie's website here: www.sonypictures.com/classics/persepolis/
and PBS/Frontline showed a program tonight about Iran which you can watch online.

Grey Gardens 'Renaissance'

Drew Barrymore is starring as Edith 'Little Eddie' Bouvier Beale (yes, Bouvier as in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, but that is really secondary) in an adaption of the cult classic documentary Grey Gardens. If you haven't see the original documentary you should. It is definitely worth seeing.
Harper's Bazaar also recently published a fashion story featuring Mary-Kate Olsen and Lauren Hutton that was inspired by Grey Gardens.

Monday, October 22, 2007

some crazy pictures

i don't know what this site is about, but it has some crazy pictures (not for the faint of heart!):

Tini Wine Bar & Cafe

The Tini cafe in Redhook, Brooklyn is great. Yummy food/ nice wine list and good atmosphere. During the summer months one can take the water taxi from Manhattan to Redhook and then walk from the pier to this little cafe. Great excursion.

The Darjeeling Limited

Loved this movie.

FilmStew has a good analysis as to why Wes Anderson movies are so appealing -- to some of us.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Shirin Neshat in The New Yorker

The New Yorker this week wrote about Shirin Neshat and has some of her images online: