Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Yup, pretty chilly past couple of days and tired of shovelling, snow-blowing etc so good excuse to try a few whites I had lined up. Have 8 cases of mixed wines and have to make a dent in my cellar!!!
WTN: `04 Pascal Cotat "Les Monts Damnes" Sancerre.
Minerally, flinty. So young but good acidic grip. Grassy, citrus and some chalk as it breathes.Very nice balance here, love my SB.
WTN: `04 La Soufrandiere Bret Brothers Macon-Vinzelles "Clos de Grand-Pere".
South of Pouilly-Fuisse, 100% chardonnay. Minerally nose, retains old world acidity. Oak is there but under control. 13% alc, very well balanced and a great wine in my books. Very well received by my guests who drank most of it whilst I was outside horse tending. Good website at http://www.bretbrothers.com
WTN: `98 Riesling "Whispering Hill" Capel Vale, W Australia.
Thrid bottle tasted and this is still fair stuff. 13%, crumbley cork, colour is light lemon and not much advanced since last time of tasting in `02. Nose has tons gasolein, peach and sharp stonefruit. Palate shortish finish melon as it airs and some orange marmalade. Quite developed, perhaps too much?
Mike B. wrote:Hey Thomas,
That's because a degree Fahrenheit is 5/9 of a degree Celsius.
Because I love these kinds of details, I'll expound more:
Celsius is based on the melting and boiling points of water. Ice melts at zero C and boils (under a pressure of one standard atmosphere) at 100 C.
From what I've read about the Fahrenheit system, there doesn't seem to be any agreement on its development. One theory even states that Daniel Fahrenheit was a Freemason and based it on the Freemason's 32 stages of enlightenment (32 F being the freezing point of water and the boiling and freezing points being 180 degrees apart).
Here are the formulas
Tc = (5/9) (Tf-32);
Tf = (9/5) Tc+32;
Tc = temperature in degrees Celsius
Tf = temperature in degrees Fahrenheit
Or you can use this handy online convertor
Mike B. wrote:Well, that's Alberta for you. It's now only -9 C (about 16 F). What a change a couple of days makes. I was out at lunch and people were walking around with their coats open and gloves off, even though it's still well below freezing.
You'd think it was spring.
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