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!