What with Notocon coming up, many of us are thinking of the now long-standing tradition of Soror Ixel Balamke & Frater Hunahpu’s wine-tasting. This year’s event is described by her thusly:
“In Rome, one can not experience their life without realizing that they have “La Dolce Vita” (the good life). Even though magic was illegal to practice in the Roman Empire, this did not stop people from practicing magic. This presentation will examine the folk magic of everyday Romans. Some of these practices will look familiar to Thelemites, while some practices will seem rather silly, and others are nothing less than amore. We will also taste five Italian wines. Italians make wine to complement food; Italians do not separate wine from food. To Italians, wine is food. In order to better to examine the wine, we will pair a particular food from the region that the wine is created to enhance your tasting experience.”
Register for the waiting list here: http://xi.notocon.org/la-dolce-vita/
And oenophilia is not only pleasant, but GOOD FOR YOU! One of our readers forwarded a column she’s written discussing the “15 Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science (+6 Delicious Recipes)”. It begins:
“In times of celebration, a wine toast may be just one of the most awaited part by many. Popping open the cork while the velvety oaked aroma fills the air and flowing effervescent liquid comes out from the bottle gives excitement to everyone.
“The bubbly wine is usually used to commemorate joyous occasions in one’s life as it symbolizes royalty and reflects love. But aside from taking part in celebrations, wines come with a host of important benefits.
“The wine has undergone intensive studies over the years and it has been proven to be an effective elixir. Who says a man needs a fountain of youth to live a long life? Pour yourself a glass of wine from the wine cooler and bottle up some knowledge to find out the surprising benefits.”
Read the entire piece here: https://www.jenreviews.com/wine/.
Me, I’ll be improving my health GREATLY over the next few days!