Regarding Violet Beauregarde
After being inundated by ads for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (by the way, my second all time least favorite Tim Burton film, and I am or was, a big fan of Burton. Even my 4 year old preferred Gene Wilder's version, which I can't stand either. Neither film did the book justice, but I digress...) I had a thought about the oft forgotten Violet Beauregarde in reqards to wine. In the scene where she tastes the magical gum, she tastes an array of different foods in succession. This is an excellent visualization for the reality of what the best wines will offer from a flavor perspective. It's not uncommon to stumble across fully realized flavors that go beyond hints,rather offer a detailed account of a food memory. Now, how to make a Meursault flavored gum?