Lou Amdur

@LouWineBar

Natural wine, archaic winemaking techniques, heirloom grape varieties. Espresso. Cats.

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"Have a nice day," Embossed on a foam takeout container

This customer, celebrating her 25 birthday, is wearing fabulous shoes

Old school pre-Franzia Charles Shaw Gamay Beaujolais '89 via --

200 liter qvevri on grounds of Alaverdi Monastery, Caucasus Mtns in background.

En route to the symposium at Alaverdi monastery (12 century), we stopped for sheep crossing the road

Chicken in hotel courtyard

Old carved door in old town Tbilisi

Amazing fruit Georgian fruit schlongs: nuts dipped in thick grape must and dried.

and the wonderful bread that came out of that clay oven:

Cheese porn: Capriole Sophia, nicely ripened

"The super hot sauce is very extreamly super mother***ing hot for must of you no B.S."

Lacto-fermented hot sauce, day 1 (habaƱero + Thai peppers)

No-knead bread number 5 (using Cooks illustrated tweak of 2nd rise in parchment-lined skillet), ready for the oven:

Full sours after 3 weeks of lactic fermentation:

I take 5 hour energy drink and this stuff at the same time, just to feel normal

. Downtown sewing machine graveyard -- this model was salvaged from a Klingon Bird of Prey

. Downtown LA sewing machine graveyard--early 70s?

Saltado de mariscos as imagined by HR Giger

Carciofi alla Romana is really easy w/baby artichokes. Trim, then braise in herb-garlic-lemon-olive oil schmutz.

The way of all flesh: 60s Chevy Impala near Mozza, 3 PM today:

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