Actually the two are not connected.
Back from holidays (I might later add a few photos) and hopefully getting around to opening a bottle or two this week. A nice ‘find’ while away was ‘Hotel Chocolate’ and their 65% dark, 120 hour conch Saint Lucia chocolate – mmmmmmmm…
It finished a little dry but was mighty fine. There was even a ‘tasting note’ on the wrapper:
A quick and intense flavour burst slowly opens up to reveal multilayered notes of raisins, figs, oaked wine, tobacco, honey and grapefruit.
Ah, adjectivists, not structuralists then!
A good read from Slate is the latest installment on the falsification of bottles. I have the impression that it makes a meal of the early connection of one RMP to the (alleged!) fraudsters, but then it might not be such an exciting story if ‘omitted’.