Wildman of the Loire, Didier Dagueneau RIP
Didier Dagueneau, iconoclastic motorcycle driving beard-sporting winegrower of France's Loire valley, died today in a private plane crash. Dagueneau pushed winemaking in his region to a new level; his Silex (100 percent sauvignon blanc), farmed biodynamically on flinty soil, is a profound wine. I recently tasted the '99 Silex, one word: incroyable. A wine that redefines sauvignon blanc and makes you happy to be alive. Dagueneau also pushed younger colleagues like the cidermaker Eric Bordelet
to pursue their craft at a higher level: the result is Bordelet's Granit pear cider, from 300 year old biodynamically farmed pear trees.
posted by Izzy
on Sep 17, 2008 -
Making huge leaps between memepool and Stanislaw Lem (all in one day), I stumbled upon an interesting connection. This
link describes an extremely interesting phenomenon that I find tangentally represented in Solaris
. Simulacra of all kinds in literature and film has always interested me, from Blade Runner
, to A.I
. As Halloween approaches, I'd like to know what other MeFiers have seen or read that has hit them in the deepest part of their 'uncanny valley'.
posted by oflinkey
on Oct 24, 2002 -