These two might have nothing to do with each other, or the fact that this is the first post of the New Year, tardy, as I have been felled by one of the Great White Colds, roaming the New York City streets of late, but here is my beginning of the year nonsequiter. Ethel-aka Mom-- calls me this morning to give me this piece of well-meaning wisdom, "In this economic downturn, no one is going to want to read about wine, get working on the novel." (right Ethel, another big money maker). Then she says, "You loser, why can't you get on Mike Colameco's food talk show on WOR? Who is this David Lynch I'm listing to talking about wine snobs?" You see what I have to deal with? And then there's Abe Schoener, and his Scholium Project wines. Also a force to deal with. Presented here is the second Flip Clip I've posted, shot in his kitchen this past November. The winemaker has big ideas. I might not always jive with his wine. but I do like that the man/winemaker thinks. Here he muses about his pink, skin-fermented Pinot Grigio.