Wine Detective - The Case Of The Cooked Hummingbird Or To Kill A Hummingbird
Detective Pino Noir ( related to Guy Noir and Detective Poireau) suspected the winemakers and vineyardists. Left on the vine too long in the super-hot Arizona summer, the grapes must have been overripe. Ah, but Detective Pino had purchased another bottle from the same source! This one was fresh, fruity, light and clean like a sprightly Beaujolais. Light and easy, but definitely not cooked. This Colibri could fly around enjoying it's incredible lightness and sharing it's al fresco joy with us.
So Detective Pino now deduced that the hummingbird could not have been cooked in the retail shop, although there was a lingering doubt that the two bottles may have been purchased at different times from different lots. He further concluded that the grapes were not overripe since one bottle was fresh. Upon further examination he discovered that the bottle closure of the first sample, was contorted and seemed to have almost melted. Where did this happen? At the winery? In shipping? On the retail shelf? Who cooked the hummingbird? What do YOU think?