A good tasting might consist of ten bottles and six or seven people. Most of an hour is spend carefully sampling and commenting on the vintages, before this enjoyable task is supplanted by the also enjoyable tasking of drinking. As readers of this bulletin board surely know, it can be a fine way to spend an evening.
But it is very important
not to become confused about which glass is which. Hence when I host such an evening, a placemat is prepared for each guest, carefully identifying the place for each glass. And I have written a small PostScript program that makes such placemats and matching decanter labels, a program that is published at www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemat.html
, with example output at www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemat.pdf
. It takes a little technical skill to operate it, but not much.
And it's free: £0 = $0 = €0 = ¥0. Of course, if you use it a lot, and wish to repay the favour by inviting me to one of your tastings, well, what can I say, other than to accept? -- but this, though desired, is not necessary.
Share and enjoy that which is, in my opinion, a useful piece of drinking technology.
Last edited by Julian old_ac Wiseman on Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.