Celebrating a year since hospitalization! On days like today, I can reflect happily on the fact that despite I lost weight while I was in the hospital, I have gained that weight back and don’t regret all the happy memories that have come with eating yummy food (I have a digestive condition that would have stopped this otherwise). So, today I will enjoy the warmth of the sun, and welcome the sun into our southern windows— which reminds me of a time of renewed happiness in my life, last fall. Here comes the sun!
One of the tellers at my bank is prejudiced against gingers. She told me if she had a ginger child… well, you don’t wanna know. Her ethnicity is such that it is highly unlikely she could produce a ginger.
I thought this was a British fixation, but here we are in New Mexico talking about this. What about the Weasleys?
port with a cigarette. blissful. :) i put down a whole bottle of barefoot cab sauv last night. it was fine. Pretty much any australian red works for me. red goes with cigarettes well. white is for day drinking.
Agree, 100%! Barefoot cabernet sauvignon is “fine”, and not in the sense that people were saying about the opposite sex when I was 15 years old (“foooiiiiiine!”). As stated previously, I have enjoyed the occasional cigarette— less than proudly, but ever as passionately— from time to time.
Aussies do an acceptable job with red wine; they are probably next in line after France, Spain, and California for me.
youre a good sport andrea. :) my favorite kind of wine is eiswein. I rarely get it, but oh mannn. gewurtstraminer is my other favorite and then port. pretty sophmoric i know. :liz lemon rolleyes:
Haha! At the risk of offending you, the majority of people I know who love Port are over the age of 65… so don’t worry about it being sophomoric! It’s clear you like sweet German whites, as many of my friends do. Truth be told, I find those quite drinkable as well, unless artificially flavored. It’s a good thing we live in New Mexico, which has a strange similarity in wine production abilities as in the German wine producing country!
YES, but, as an hourly wage laborer with a degree, I have to be able to expound upon something, RIGHT? And for me, the main thing I know ANYTHING about these days other than coffee, running a business for eight hours, and the White House Chief of Staff, is wine! Anyhow, watch the clip referenced, because I love Dylan Moran and he reminds me of Notting Hill. And wine is always worth talking about, in every case!
THIS is my favorite kind of question! I want to answer all the questions about wine!
My top three are:
Bordeaux (Merlot heavy)
Bordeaux wines are defined as being a blend of three (possibly four or more) French provencal wines, typically cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc. Traditionally, typical blends have cabernet sauvignon as the most potent grape, and the others just supporting in flavor. However, I find my favorite Bordeauxes are a bit rottier, oakier, and butterier, which tends to come with a majority of merlot. Any Bordeaux you find with a majority percentage of merlot, I’d recommend giving a shot.
I put petite syrah and syrah as numbers two and three because while they are separate grapes and separate wines, I tend to love both. I really need to do comparison shopping on them, but I think the way I really want to do it may not be possible at an affordable level. I want to find a single winery who produces both syrah and petite syrah, and then I believe that will help me discover the true difference.
In any case, I love red wines whose wine barrel homes you can taste.
Another thing I’d like to add, that is not even typical from one bottle to the next of the same brand and type of wine, is that I love SPICY wines! Maybe this is the New Mexico in me, but I love it when a wine has just the slightest kick of spicy heat. Now, I am NOT saying I want to drink green chile wine, but I do love a wine that pairs well with enchiladas (which I haven’t had in over a year, I think!). That is why, tonight, I am drinking “Big House Red,” a cheap red wine I drink after work. It has distinct spice, despite being an over-the-counter American red blend.
One of my coworkers, the one I have a lot in common with, wanted to be an oenologist at one point (she worked in the wine distribution business), and due to the fact that she is moving, I have inherited her books! In other news, I recommend Amy S., who also works in the biz. She’s taking some time off, or so she says, but she reviews wine from a point of view that is very familiar!
I just completed Day Three of eight total days closing, in a row. Day One was difficult because I asked one of our newer partners (and probably the slowest) to close bar, which is an intense experience. It didn’t go well, and we got out VERY late. Days Two and Three were quite nice, in fact, and they were done with the two partners at our store under the age of 18- they are just laid back, and they do the work. It’s no big deal.
Tomorrow I close with a brand new partner (two weeks in) who is fast but very inexperienced, and our pre-closer is a partner who is essentially incompetent at everything except being on register. I don’t know what to do with her. Please, omnipotent being in the sky, help me keep my cool.
I guess the reason I’m telling you all this (other than the fact that it is my blog, after all) is that I will need a pick-me-up tomorrow around 9PM MST. Please have left wonderful posts here on Tumblr, and continue to do so well past that time.
The main people up at this time of night are alexpopsicle, ihatenearlyeverything, cumberbuddy (in England, so… slightly more normal), and my husband’s brother’s wife’s aunt. Keep it up, people, I need you to entertain me to sleep.
(ohmyjesus, I must have been drunk saving that one, I don’t remember doing that at all)