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Greetings and salutations film nerds and lovely film nerdettes, while you're busy salivating over the promising Fall film releases, check out some of these film happenings around town. And as always, don't forget to be bad and get into trouble baby.
Last Saturday, SF Museum of Modern Art opened "Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson," the first full-scale survey of projects by this contemporary Icelandic artist to appear in the United States. The exhibit, which runs until Feb. 24, was organized by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, in close collaboration with Eliasson.
These obviously aren't from Pauline's—I forgot my camera
It’s actually an old Pinot Noir, a bottle of 1982 Hitching Post from Santa Barbara County. Frank Ostini, the winemaker, gave it to me after a large tasting—he had brought the bottle to open for the tasting but never got to it, so he just handed it off to me. It was his first vintage. I’m not even sure if the wine was released commercially.
I had an interesting opportunity to taste a new beer that’s made by the highly respected Belgian brewery Brasserie d’Achouffe. It’s called Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel. I don't know what all those words mean, but I do know that you don’t often see the term IPA (India Pale Ale) on Belgian beers. Sure enough, this is an interesting hybrid--a Belgian company making a beer for the American market. It’s in the style of a tripel, which the name for a golden-hued, complex mellow style of Belgian beer. Throw in some extra, hyper aggressive hops, and you can start calling it an IPA in hopes of appealing to American fans of beers like the IPA from Racer 5.
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