We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have also doubted wine experts and enjoyed the reports that only 10% of experts really know what they are talking about.
I believe my brother-in-law Phillipe. He was born outside Paris circa 1940, moved to the US around 1970, and tucks into both wine and food with attention. He is a chemical engineer, and his father was a perfumer for Chanel. Those are enough credentials for me to look no further - though I acknowledge they are not proof.
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