Thursday, March 25, 2010
How Should I Spend My Spring Break?
Well, I wish I was able to get a spring break :). But, being a SAHM doesn't come with a lot of vacation time....which is fine by me because my fat butt doesn't want to be in a swim suit anyway. Lol.
But, if I did have a spring break....I would spend part of it tasting wine. :)
A couple months ago a man named Stephen contacted me, asking if I would be interested in sampling some wine. Umm, yes please! Because, as you might know, I have been on a quest to find the perfect bottle of wine.
And last week, I received the package I have been waiting for,quite anxiously, from Concannon!!!
I have to say, I was quite impressed with the overall packaging of the bottles.....several layers of bubble wrap (which Jackers had hours, okay minutes, of fun with!), and a very cool box that was made specifically for wine.
Okay, yes. I am a nerd because I think that is cool....but hey, what can I say. There isn't much excitement going on around here.
Back to my original topic....geez, I am getting off subject.
I received two bottles of wine through Fed Ex....chardonnay and petite sirah, both from this fabulous vineyard. I had never heard of petite sirah, so I was especially looking forward to tasting this bottle.
So, Sunday night Z, Mom, Dad, and I opened up the bottles. And I have to say, it was probably the highlight of my weekend.
We opened the chardonnay first, and it was pretty good. I had never before tasted chardonnay, and I have to say that I was surprised.
My great aunt and uncle drink chardonnay on a regular basis, so I always just associated this bottle with them (they are old, haha, so I figured it was a "old" person type wine. Why do we develop such associations?). And I don't know why, but I anticipated not liking it. I was wrong.
It was quite good, however I did like the Moscato D' Asti a little bit better. I really do think I prefer the bubblyness (is that a word?) of the Moscato.
A couple minutes after tasting the chardonnay, we popped the cork off of the second bottle. And I have to say, I think this bottle solidified something for me. Red wines are my favorite.
I loved the taste of this bottle. It was the best I have tried yet.
I am not sure if this will be my ALL TIME favorite, because there are still so many bottles to try :).
This search is a lot of fun and, as always, if you have any suggestions for me....just let me know!
P,S. Click here for more information on Petite Sirah.....or....click here for more information on Chardonnay