Sunday, January 28, 2007
12 bottles of wine on the wall, 12 bottles of wine, when one of these bottles ... is open, there's a steak or barbecue involved
What happens when ER happens upon a 20-percent-off wine sale on a payday when he is down to one bottle of an amazing good and inexpensive wine he *knows* goes excellently with grilled steaks, barbecue and spicy stews:
Yep. I bought a whole dang case of wine! First time ever. Not bad at $9.19 per.
OK, actually, I bought the 2003 vintage, not 2004, but I couldn't find an image of the 2003. And the 2004, actually, was a little better.
But, the 2003: A monastrell (aka mourvèdre)-based wine from the arid interior of Spain, this wine distills the sun and heat into smooth purple fruit, chocolaty and rich. It's built for steak, well charred on the outside. Good Value; Wine & Spirits, June 2005, Value Wines.
But to actually say that a wine "...distills the sun and heat into smooth purple fruit, chocolaty and rich.." sounds more like drug induced description than a product of alcohol.
OK, Kevin your turn.
BTW, I'm thinkin' of givin' up Dickel for Lent. God help me and everyone around me! :-)
I don't know anything about wine. The few times I've drunk it I didn't like it. Tastes like vinegar to me, and I know, I've heard if it tastes like vinegar it is cheap wine, but I have tasted fine champagne, too, and I still think it tastes like vinegar. But that's just me.
I suppose it's an aquired taste, like beer. I don't like beer either, but I've drunk my share of it in the past.
Oh, and by the way, Drlobojo? Great puns! Funny!