Way back in 2000, I really didn’t think Cooking with Linux would last as long as it did. In fact, when Marjorie Richardson (Linux Journal’s Editor in Chief at the time) originally asked me if I could do a regular column (after the success of the September 1999 column), I actually said, “Well, let me do it for six months and see how it goes.” It went rather well.
Still, way back when, I didn’t suggest specific wines. I just sent my faithful waiter off to fetch the wine. Later, I started mentioning individual varietals and later, specific bottles I enjoyed. But this is 2008 and you might find it interesting to see how things worked back then. Mes amis, I present you with the wine list for 2000.
From January 2000 to March 2000, I had François fetch wine, but there was no mention of what kind of wine.
The April 2000 issue is the first issue where I suggested a wine. Not so much a suggestion as a mention of a particular wine type. In this case, a Chablis.
May 2000; I had François bring up a 1982 Margaux. It was marvellous, by the way.
June 2000; back to a generic wine
July 2000; generic ‘wine’ again
August 2000; François brings up the Dom Perignon
September 2000; a wonderful Châteauneuf-du-Pape
October 2000; a superb 1995 Montrachet.
November 2000; I had François bring up a 1989 Pomerol from the cellar
December 2000; I felt a 1982 Pauillac would be an excellent choice
A votre santé! Bon appétit!
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Ruggedly handsome science, Linux, & technology geek. Writer and Free Thinker at Large. The "Cooking With Linux" guy. Occasionally opinionated. Always confused. Loves wine, food, music, and the occasional single malt Scotch. Long time columnist for Linux Journal, LinuxPro Magazine, Ubuntu User Magazine, SysAdmin, and others. Author of six books including "Linux System Administration: A User's Guide" and the "Moving to Linux" series of books. Promoter, advocate, and evangelist for Free and Open Source Software on radio, television, and YouTube.