Guys, I am literally in Stormlight Archive hell. Haha!!! And I don’t care. I LOVE it! Last time I drew Shalladin and now I’ve got Adolin and Shallan. To be honest, I love Shallan with both Kaladin and Adolin. Sanderson, why did you give us such a perfect love triangle? Haha! I hope you all enjoy this depiction of Shallan’s first official date with Adolin.
Die Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hessen, Central Germany. You will find pubs and wine bars here, very romantic place. :)
It’s a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area was settled first by the Celts, then after the turn of the Christian Era by Ubii; later by Mattiaci. In the 1st century, the Romans pushed forth to the Taunus. In Bingen they built a castrum; on the other side, near what is now Rüdesheim, lay a bridgehead on the way to the Limes. The Romans were followed by the Alamanni, and with the Migration Period (Völkerwanderung) came the Franks. Archaeological finds of glass from this time suggest that there was already winegrowing happening then. The town had its first documentary mention in 1074.
Image: A visitor to
the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., attends a wine tasting class.
(Charles O'Rear/Getty Images)
Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and
hot — with wine, it’s all about tiny
differences in taste and smell; the danger is in getting too poetic. In Cork Dork, master sommelier Bianca
Bosker argues that tasting notes, which are meant to be a helpful guide, might
be just creating new confusion for the lay-drinker.