Warning: Spoiler Alert

This week I made two discoveries that revel in fortifications: Catfish by Henry Joost and Arial Schulman and Predroncelli Vintage Port from the Dry Creek Valley. Catfish explores the possibilities and sparkle that online social networking (i.e., Facebook) has injected into our relationships. More importantly, though, this surprising little documentary or mocumentary (who knows) displays and deconstructs a life so unlived and unrealized that this individual must fortify her life with a virtual fairy tale. Meanwhile, the Predroncelli Vintage port, like all ports, stews its own essence. It’s wine with extra sauce. It’s juice with added sweet. Having started life in the same fashion as its unfortified peers, additional sugars and alcohol boost its charisma beyond nature’s measured intentions. This port is akin to liquid chocolate. Predroncelli employs four grapes to orchestrate a silky (but hardly subtle) digestive—one suited for Catfish’s twist and turns in addition to any chocolate or other sugary treats you may be enjoying.

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