The wine industry in Australia partially blames a negative public image of chardonnay on the TV show Kath & Kim because they pronounce it "kardonnay." "Chardonnay has no social currency," a rep said. Oh also, they're going to make wines that are less friggin oaky. [via Coldmud]
From The New Yorker: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec on Johannes Brahms: "His appetite for life was surpassed only by his appetite for food, which was surpassed only by his appetite for crossbreeding house cats with wild squirrels. Also, he smelled of cumin."