Daily Archives: December 15, 2011


Words for Our New Girl

My first taste of wine was poured from a picturesque bottle of Mateus Rose. Two points off for the plastic cup, but it was the best my college roommate could rustle up for French Club Night in our favorite professor’s garret office.  A little wine (even Portuguese, I suppose) was supposed to liberate our tongues so we’d opine about Literature like natives.  As it turned out, my French was still rubbish, but the wine had turned a 1st trick – flowing ideas despite bad grammar.  Then a further challenge: describe this novel beverage as it rolls through your mouth.  But […]