-笔者想起当中的明星便是那瓶一九六二年的白马公园(I guess the star would a 壹玖陆肆Cheval Blanc卡塔尔
-你有风度翩翩瓶61年的白马公园,却放在那不动?(You’ve got a ’61 Cheval Blanc
and it’s just sitting there?)
-Yes I do.
-Go get it.I’m
serious!Hurry!61年的酒现在正是最棒的时候是啊?作者从书上见到的(The ’61s
are peaking right now aren’t they? Taht’s what I’ve read.)
-That’s right,yeah.
-It might be too late already.What are you waiting for?
-Oh I don’t know.A special occasion with the right person.It was
supposed to be for my 10th wedding anniversary but……
-You know the day you open a ’61 Cheval Blanc…that’s the special

    Maya: Can I ask you a personal question, Miles?

图片 1图片来自:BBC俄语

-不清楚您为啥对白酒着迷?(why are you into wine?卡塔 尔(英语:State of Qatar)
-i think i originally got into wine through my ex-husband.you know he
had a big sort of show-off cellar(他有三个超大的值得酷炫的酒窖卡塔尔,but
then i discoverd that i had a really sharp
palate(然后我发掘自家的味觉特别乖巧卡塔 尔(英语:State of Qatar),and the more i drank,the more i
like what it made me think about.
-like what?
-like what a fraud he was.(例如说作者认识到她是三个骗子。卡塔尔……i mean i
like to think about the life of wine.how it’s a living thing.i like to
think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing…how the
sun was shining…if it rained. i like to think about all the people who
tended and picked the grapes…and if it’s an old wine how many of them
must be dead by now. i like how wines continues to evolve,like if li
opened a bottle of wine today…it would taste different than if i’d
opened it on any other day. because a bottle of wine is actually alive
and it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. that is until it
peaks…like your ’61. and then it begins its steady,inevitable decline.
and it tastes so fucking
good.(小编熬更守夜去考虑酒的人命,它是风度翩翩种什么有生命的事物,作者喜欢思考在葡萄成熟的一年里会时有产生什么…在降水的时候太阳是什么样照耀的。小编爱好思忖这一个照拂和采撷葡萄的大家……假诺是陈年老酒的话,有大多人未来早已不在人世了。小编爱不忍释干白在不停地开垦进取,好比自己前些天开荒生龙活虎瓶酒的话…它的含意会不一样于我在其余任何时候张开它。因为风姿罗曼蒂克瓶酒其实是有生命的…何况它不停地发展、不停地获取新的要素,就这么直到它的极限…就如您的那瓶61年的酒,然后它就带头了太平盛世的、不可防止的衰退…最后它的气味变得真他妈的好。卡塔 尔(英语:State of Qatar)

    Miles: Sure.

  Vindigo is made with Chardonnay, that is white wine grapes – and it
gets its translucent blue colour because it’s filtered through the skins
of other dark grapes – these containing the purple agent anthocyanin,
which properly treated can make a wine blue rather than the more normal

    Maya: Why are you so into Pinot? I mean it’s like a thing with


    Miles: Uh, I don’t know, I don’t know. Uh, it’s a hard grape to
grow. As you know, right? So, it’s thin-skin, temperamental, ripens
early, that’s… You know, it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can
just grow anywhere and thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot needs
constant care attention. You know, and in fact it can only grow in these
really specific little tucked away corners of the world. And, and only
the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only
somebody really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then
coax it into its fullest expression. And, then I mean, its flavor is
just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and
ancient on the planet. No, I mean, you know Cabernets can be powerful
and exalting too, but they seem prosaic to me, by comparison, I don’t
know, I don’t know. What about you?

  So it’s all perfectly natural, and on a Mediterranean terrace,
looking over a blue sea and a blue sky, what could be more delightful
than ‘a beaker full of the warm South’ as Keats put it. We’re told it
has tones of cherry and passion fruit, that in blind tastings it scores
well against the rosés, and that in this summer of World Cup victory,
the French want nothing more than to complete their tricolour of wines –

    Maya: What about me?


    Miles: I don’t know why you are in the wine?

  But the French can also spot a gimmick when they see one. And ‘le
vin bleu’ definitely fits that particular bar bill.

    Maya: Oh, I, I think I, I originally got into wine through my
ex-husband. You know he has a big show-off cellar, you know. But then I
discovered that I had really a sharp palette. The more I drank, the more
I liked what it made me think about.

  当然英国人也能辨别出怎样是骗人的经营发售手段,而 “蓝味美思酒(le vin
bleu卡塔尔” 即是此类经营出售手腕的成品。

    Miles: Like what?


    Maya: What a fraud he was. No, I mean, I like to think about the
life of wine.

  translucent 清透的、半晶莹剔透的

    Miles: Yeah?

  filtered 经过滤

    Maya: How it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going
on the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining; if it
rained? I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the
grapes. And if it’s old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I
like how wine continues to evolve. Like if I opened a bottle of wine
today, it would taste different than if I opened it on any other day.
Because a bottle of wine has actually alive. And it’s constantly
evolving, in gaining complexity that is until its peaks, like your
sixty-one. And then it begins it’s steady, inevitable, decline. And it
tastes so good.

  agent 添加剂


  treated 被处理、被加工


  terrace 梯田


  beaker (无柄的)大酒杯


  tones 香味,味道


  blind tastings 盲品(不看双陆瓶,只经过品尝味道来辨别酒质好坏的测验卡塔 尔(英语:State of Qatar)


  tricolour 三色旗


  gimmick 花招、把戏


  ’le vin bleu’ 茶褐洋酒(马耳他语卡塔尔国




  实习编辑:朱子发 责编:赵润琰

61 年的酒,之后自然就能够,逐步失去香醇。它一定会将很香。