Oh, The Irony!

I haven’t been writing posts ahead of my posting them.  This would normally not be a problem.  Until recently.  You see, I occasionally suffer from gout.  And the past week has been one of those occasions.  Gout is an very painful inflammation of a joint, in this case where my big toe joins my foot.  It is vaguely related to arthritis and is caused by a buildup of crystalized uric acid in the joint.

I say all of this, risking a “TMI” response (“too much information”), because alcohol makes the gout worse, even good alcohol like wine.

Deep sigh.

Since I am not currently drinking wine, I have little to say at the moment.  I am plunging ahead finishing the book, but until the pain and swelling go down and stay down for a bit, my tasting notes will have to wait.  Until such time, I’m taking anti-inflammatories, drinking lots of water and organic cherry juice and keeping my foot elevated.

There is an irony, I think, in a wine writer suffering from gout.

About dslocicero

David is an author and architect living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about wine, food and travel. His first book is Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, now one of the highest rated books about California Wines.