So, yeah, as you can see from the title, I have been basically just been chilling and drinking wine…
I haven’t made a lot of time for new adventures. Football season came back around real quick and it’s hard to not be in front of the tv on Saturday and Sundays.
I do have an excuse for not writing though. I was diagnosed with a severe case of didnotwanttoitis. I think WebMD says it’s commonly referred to as lazy. Pray Saints!
Through the power of modern medicine I have gone into remission and I am able to grind out this post. Don’t worry I’m not going to bore you with descriptions of all 14 new bottles of wines I tried over the past couple of months. Mainly because I honestly don’t remember them all. #YoureWelcome
Here they is….
It was National Pinot Noir day and a Friday. That’s basically how I got hooked on one of my new favorites. I had an Z Alexander a few years ago during a Valentines’ day dinner and it was really good. It was their blend, so I figured his Pinot would be good too. I was right! Grab a bottle of this and enjoy! Trust me! It doesn’t even need to be a holiday or a Friday.
W10-15: My baby sister was in town for work and she made time for a quick outing with me. It was a Wednesday so I suggested a wine tasting at a local restaurant here. It’s only $20 per person and you get six wines to taste and two small appetizer bites. We had a blast! And to be honest, I don’t remember much about the wines. I did take notes but my notes are over by the bar rack, I’m on the couch and remember I just recovered from didnotwanttoitis so the symptoms still appear from time to time. Keep praying! So here are the pictures(bad pics I might add…except for the one of me and my sis)
After the third or fourth ‘tasting’ my sister started asking for Tawny port. She said that was one wine she enjoyed. I knew I had never had it so I thought I would give it a try. I remember an episode of Big Tessa(Barefoot Contessa…but she’s my Big Tessa 😍) and she served her guests port, stilton cheese and pears for desert. If it’s good enough for Big Tessa…..
The stilton I chose was great, the pears were sweet and juicy, the Tawny Port….NOPE. NOT. NEVER AGAIN. Sorry sis! I couldn’t drink it! It was so strong!! I knew I couldn’t drink that again!
But I knew what I COULD do with it…
I added a splash or five to the blueberry sauce I made for some French toast. YUM!
I used it to deglaze the pan I seared my oxtails in and they were perfect! YUM!
And I’m going to use the rest on some mushrooms soon….and in my pasta sauce and in…well you get it. You belong in the kitchen, Tawny port!
W17-22: Not only am I late with these wine posts, but I was also SUPER late celebrating my friend’s birthday this year. WE were finally able to coordinate a date and it was a Wednesday, So yeah, I took her to the wine tasting!
She and I had been many times before and we always have a good time. This time was more of the same.
I enjoyed most of the wines except the last one. I think the only thing that turns me off more than moscato at a wine tasting is STELLA ROSE at a wine tasting.
I’m not a snob. I’m not a snob.
Ok I’m a snob.
But my reason for going to a wine tasting is to try some expensive wines that I normally won’t buy. I only YOLO on a bottle a wine a few times per year. So to end the tasting with Stella Rose was disappointing! But in the spirit of WE DONT WASTE WINE, B, I finished my tasting of Stella Rose Black and my friend’s glass because she….
I’m over 6 months into my 44 adventures and I’m right on track with my wines. No surprise there, right?
Time to get chugging on my adventures! I have a few completed and a few more planned. Stay tuned!
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