The “Modern Art” Of Wine: Familia Zuccardi Innovacion: Touriga Nacional


Take a hard look at this wine. A hard look.

Got it?

This wine is fucked up.

It created about a 1.5 to 2 hour conversation. First we thought the wine had gone bad, then we just thought it was bad wine, then we realized it smelled like Tequila, then we thought it was bad wine, then we though it had gone bad. Repeat.

It did test like Tequila. It might have been tequila and cranberry juice. We ordered shots of tequila and confirmed it tasted/smelled like tequila. Theories of plants mating between fields emerged, genetic science, nano technology, it’s hard to say what “man” did to this poor wine.

A small 33.3% of the crowed surveyed indicated it tasted like cigarettes.

Then Joel detected a faint port taste, which was confirmed. It was still bad wine, which smelled like tequila, and for the first 10 mili seconds tasted like port.

This is the modern art of wine. It challenges what you think “good” wine is. And as Joel said, “this is the wine that will bring you back to when you first tasted wine as a kid”. Because it is fracking gross. And challenging? The thing is they make good wine, so are they purposefully making bad wine? What is good wine? What is bad wine? Where am i?

*I didn’t think such a thing was possible.

Abraham Lincoln Quote On Patent System


Loving this quote I found in a book I was reading:

The patent system changed this, secured to the inventor for a limited time exclusive use of his inventions, and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things.

From the book The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention. One of the best books I’ve read so far this year. Read a review at the New York Times.

PS. Abraham Lincoln received Patent #6,469 for “A Device for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals” on May 22, 1849.

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El Chalten Argentina


I spent the last ~12 days in Patagonia in El Chalten Argentina! It was amazing! It is nestled right against some amazing mountains as you can see from the below pictures.

The first 5 or 6 days were pretty cold, windy, and wet but the last week was beautiful with clear blue skies and barely any wind. I hiked a ton, saw quite a few glaciers, did a few trail runs, and had a few days of going so high I was trudging through snow. Great trip and very relaxing.

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This is bwb’s personal blog so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up too, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean, although mostly at sunset as I’m a ginger. I love to travel, eat exotic food, read, and use my imagination. I love creating and developing ideas into businesses, understanding how all businesses work, and building cool stuff. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And, I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And, we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).