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I’ve been seeing articles on a wine shortage… Then I hear they are false…? The only thing that I’m concerned with is that there is definitely a shortage in my house. 😦
It has been sometime since my last post! It was a busy summer; beach, new dog, barbecues, beach, new promotion at work, beach… It was a hot summer and as I wrote about in my last post, I have been enjoying the cool, crispness of white wine, as well as many Pina Coladas.
For a while, I hadn’t tried many new wines, I was sticking to what I knew, since I found something I liked. Now, it’s time to venture out of the box again.
Tonight I picked up a bottle of cab from 14 Hands. I don’t know what specifically drew me to the bottle, maybe the horses? Or maybe it was just something that looked different and new next to my usual Cupcake and Bogle wines. After drinking it, I realized I made a great decision! At only $10, it has an expensive taste. Full bodied, cherries, black currents and scents of espresso, my favorite! I highly recommend picking some up!
Happy drinking! Pound Grape!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with a lot of things; work, a new puppy, and starting to enjoy more white wine! When I first started this blog, I did a post about how I started trying a few whites, but just couldn’t get into them. Lately the weather’s been warming up and as much as I love beer, sometimes I need a drink that’s a little bit lighter. I decided to get a bottle of Kendall Jackson Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve had it a while back, and the more I try it, the more I love it. It goes down so smooth, and crisp. So far I can say this is my favorite white wine, sweet, but not too sweet that it gives you a headache.
Being a big Cupcake fan, I had to try the Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc. My mom recommended this one, she loves this, as much as I love their cab. This one is a little more bitter and has more citrus flavor, than the Kendall Jackson. It was full of flavor, but I have to say the Kendall Jackson is still my favorite.
The other white I tried, in this minor heat wave we had the past week was Gnarly Head Pinot Grigio. I like the Gnarly Head reds as well. The Pinot was good, just not my favorite. It was drier than the others, and a little sweeter.
Each of these bottles are under $10 and that makes them all taste great. This is just the beginning of my adventures with white wine, and I will try others, and let you know; there are so many out there and so little time!
I have been trying to build more of a collection of different wines. Yet, it’s sometimes difficult, because right when I buy wine, I want to drink it. I was at the store and decided I wanted to get a wine I’ve never had. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of this Malbec.
I’ve always decided against it because, well, I’m a little afraid I may not like it. But tonight, after a good 5 minutes staring at all the wines, I decided to try it. I think the purple label was enticing.
This is a 2011 Malbec from Don Miguel Gascon in Argentina. I’m not very familiar with Malbec’s, but, now, would love to try more. This is full bodied, smooth with some smooth berry flavors. I feel this wine would be great with lighter meals, chicken with rice, pastas with white sauce and maybe even pork chops.
What are your opinions on Malbec’s?
I hope everyone had a great Easter! I had a great day experimenting with a new white wine and a new recipe of ribs! Both turned out amazing! I tried a bottle of Kendall Jackson Sauvignon Blanc; stepping out of my red comfort zone. The weather was beautiful, so a cool glass sounded amazing.
Although the white wine was refreshing, once the ribs were ready, I had to switch back to red… Personably I think food tastes better with red. Yes I know, I don’t follow that one wine rule: red with red meat, white with white meat. To me, red with all meat and White is a summer time thirst quencher.
Overall, today was a good day. Spring time, new life, flowers, baseball, and sunshine! That’s what Easter means to me!
At work the other day, a sales rep came in with a box filled with a couple bottles of wine. Since I don’t work in the wine industry, (I work for a surf company) and sit at a desk most of the day, seeing someone walk in the office with wine, makes my eyes, and taste buds perk up like a dog when it sees a dog treat.
I immediately get up and follow him to see what is going on, why he’s bringing wine here and how I can get in on this. It turns out his in-laws, have their own winery and bottle their own wines in Jamul, California. (the name is Kahl, so a winery in California really worked out for them) He gave us a few bottles, and of course I got my hands on this “Perfect Storm Red.” Getting a bottle of wine at work really makes my day.
The one bottle I got to take home and enjoy to myself is The Perfect Storm Red. It’s from 2006 and a blend of 7 different red grapes. It’s sweet with a tart aftertaste, it wakes your mouth up, and tastes great with spicy foods.
I am not positive if they sell this anywhere, if they do, it might just be locally, near Jamul. I will have to ask next time, and hopefully get to try some more! It was so awesome of him to share his wine!
Cheers! Pound Grape!
The Paso Creek Cab was the last of the 3 wines I bought at the 5 cent wine sale. I guess it’s time to go back for more! This cab was definitely my favorite out of all 3. I drank this immediately after the Viligance wine and could taste a significate difference between the two. The Viligance is much more sweet and smooth. The Paso Creek was more of a “big boned body”….Thick, but not heavy. It had a nice dry, aged oak, cherry aftertaste.
While drinking this wine, I was eating a lot of Hershey’s Kisses and Hugs and chocolate tastes amazing with this wine. They compliment each other very well. Although, wine and chocolate always go well together now that I think of it… I ate so many, going back and forth between the two chocolates trying to figure out which taste I liked better with the wine, white or milk; I never really figured it out. Chocolate: white, mike, or dark with wine, is all amazing. I didn’t want it to end.