24 February 2015

Tipsy Tuesday

Grey is the New Black

Today I am linked up with Pam's Tipsy Tuesday linky party where you will find all things alcohol!  Pam and I share many of the same likes: we both are retired educators, we both like photography although she is much better than I am, we both like to cook/eat/drink and we both read!  I know you will like her blog, Gray is the New Black.  Go check it out!

First, I am linking back to my Tipsy Chocolate Cherry Cookies.  I posted these last week and our organizer told us about the Tipsy Tuesday party.   These are a spin off of my Tipsy Cherries that I make at Christmas.  This year they were (unhappily) forgotten, but to not waste the cherries, I made this recipe to utilize those delicious cherries.

I also wanted to do a Wine Review.  Yep, me.  Bob, Ashley and Eric are the ones who know a good wine in this family, but I had the opportunity to go to dinner with some friends to a quaint, family owned Sicilian restaurant.  This is the only bottled wine they carry, and it is so delicious.  I don't usually drink a red, or more than one glass of it.  I helped finish off this bottle and shared with two others.

Here's my take:

Sight:   Dark deep red.  Almost black in our glass.
Smell:  Dark cherries, and ripe blackberries.
Taste:  Very smooth.  The smoothness even smooths out to satin.  No bitterness.
Facts:  A blend of Syrah and a Nero d-Avola
Price:  Whole Foods sells it for $9 according to the internet.  I purchased the bottle at the restaurant for $18.

This table wine helped me understand how wine can enhance the food you eat.  The smooth velvet on the tongue, after a bit of spicy tomato sauce, was the perfect compliment.  I have never been to Sicily but a sip of this wine made me believe that I was sitting in the sun on the beach facing the Mediterranean Sea.

Now, off you go to buy some of this great wine!


  1. Great review!! Now if only TN grocery stores could sell wine - hopefully by this summer! Thanks for linking up to Tipsy Tuesday and for the shout out!

  2. Kristin O9:56 AM

    I'm always on the lookout for a great red wine! This one looks delicious and it's totally affordable!! If you're interested come link your review up with the Thursty Thursday linkup today!!

  3. I love a good red wine!! Yum!!


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