Thursday, February 10, 2011

What I'm drinking...

I feel the need to preface this post with 2 caveats:
  1. I am not a big drinker.  Seriously, my mom can drink me under the table.  Booze just doesn't really do it for me a lot of the time and all this crap about beer being an acquired taste is BS.  I don't want to have to acquire a taste for anything.  I either like it or I don't.  However, a margarita or a glass of red wine is one of the finer things in life.
  2. I know nothing about wine.  When I interned in Michigan for a summer I took a wine tasting class at a local restaurant.  I sure did drink a lot of wine, but the parts about the notes and the fruit and the aging and all that are a little bit, um....fuzzy.
So with those things in mind I'm starting a little series about the wine I'm drinking.  With Sean in class and internship until late at night three days a week and on Saturday, good chance I'm going to be doing a lot of wine posts...Since I usually just pick it out by how much I like the label, I'm hoping this will help me remember which bottles I liked and which I didn't and maybe the next time you are in charge of bringing a bottle to a dinner party it will help you choose a nice one that tastes yummy rather than some Franzia.

This week it was a bottle of Old Vine Zinfandel.  For New Year's my lovely friend and former roommate, Morgan, brought over a bottle and I thought it was AWESOME! So I bought a bottle with a fun label:
Gnarly Head
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin was a delicous bottle of wine.  The smell was actually the first thing I noticed and for a wine amateur that says a lot.  The smell of oak was very distinct and warm and made me want to dive right in.  I thought the wine was great by itself after a long day at work but would pair really great with any kind of hearty meal, and the Gnarly Head website suggests ribs which I wholeheartedly agree with!  So with 1 being totally gross and 5 meaning I would take the bottle to the face, this wine definitely gets 4 glasses from me!

Let me know in the comments what your favorite bottle is...I love recommendations!

1 comment:

  1. Let me just say that this is my favorite post so far (probably because it's about wine AND I'm mentioned! hehe).

    The one I brought to NYE is one of my favorite bottles - the Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel! xoxo

    Aryeh is in class until late 3 nights a week too - hmmm - perhaps I should start a blog?


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