Friday, November 13, 2009

Wine, it's whats for dinner

I have just a quick post today. I'm off to have a nice hot bath, do a little reading and try and get some sleep so I can spend tomorrow with my BFF Liz doing our Christmas shopping. I was talking about my awesome NuWave oven at work and one of our single guy friends there had said he was looking into one. I told him that I had purchased mine at Kohl's and that I had received another coupon so I could pick him up one. On my way to the Mall of America, I'll be making a side trip to pick him up one.

I know liquor laws are different in every state. Here in Minnesota you cannot buy anything but 3.2 in grocery stores, and no liquor stores are open here on Sundays. I always seem to be jonesing for a beer or some wine on a Sunday when the beer fridge is empty. Now that summer is over, I usually trade beer for wine. Our local liquor stores will give you a 15% discount if you buy 12 bottles. I went in and stocked up and $104.86 later, I walked out with 13 bottles. To be honest, I have stated before that we usually drink cheaper wine, $10 to 14 a bottle. They had a couple on sale that I have never tried and they still gave me the discount!

Today I tried Torrontes by Alamos. It is from Argentina. The notes on the back said it was citrus and peach flavors with some jasmine blossoms and herbs. On first sip, I didn't like. It is pretty dry. I like sweet, juicy wines. I gave another sip and it had a little smokiness to it, but you know, it came across kind of like a Gerwurtz only dry. I think it would be great with some turkey, some small appetizers like a crab puff or cheese and cracker. I have never tried a wine from Argentina before, so I will need to check out the rest of the selection and see what I can find.

Off to a bubble bath, the latest bon appetit and some Food Network. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I will see you next week with a Bourbon Pecan tart and a Pumpkin roll!

6 comments:

noble pig said...

Have a great time tomorrow!

buffalodick said...

One of the foremost home-made wine makers in my part of the world was my best friend's dad.. He knew his stuff, and made great product. He said one time, "Drink what you enjoy, and don't let anyone convince you otherwise"..

avesta said...

wine for dinner is never a bad thing!!!

Pam said...

I wish wine didn't give me a terrible headache.

A bath and bon appetit sounds great.

A Year on the Grill said...

Argentina is making some great wines, beating California in many taste tests...

Party like a rock star!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm liking the Agrentine wines. I just can't believe you're almost done with your Christmas shopping. I am so jealous!