24 February 2015
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!