Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by John Celardo, Apr 5, 2018.
Oklahoma is still a dicey State for wine shipments. I had it shipped to my business address.
AZ as well. I can't mail order from places like Wine Direct, but I CAN have wine shipped to my house as part of a club. Odd.
Just back from a week in AZ (I was hoping to call you on a whim David but I think you may have been travelling anyway?). On the way from Sedona to Phoenix we stopped in Jerome for the view, the ghosts and the wine tasting (not in that order). Really cool town and some very good AZ wines. Here's a couple we brought home for later...
What varietal was chariot? Did you like the wines? Jerome is an interesting town. I was born in butte Montana. Another BIG cooper mining town.
Did you feel the energy in Sedona? I doubt if you made it to the the Grand Canyon. Or havasupai
I can't remember the grapes in the Chariot (wish I wrote it down). We sampled and liked many wines at Cellar 433 and another in town called Caduceus Cellars.
A few days in Sedona, a day trip to Jerome and a few more days in Phoenix. My wife and I love to hike, burn calories and then put them all back that night with good food and drink. AZ, especially Phoenix, can do that very well in our book. Weather was a bit cooler than we'd have liked, but it actually made for good hiking.
We hiked the Airport Loop Trail in Sedona, which is known for it's twisted trees and vortex's. Really nice place...
I was in California all last week and all next week. Jerome is a cool little town. Sedona is in a beautiful canyon but I don't like the town. Too many California New-Agers. Actually there s a lot more to AZ than most people realize...
Hey Jim, did you energize your crystals at the vortex?
They're always energized John, I just topped off my tank.
Tonight's selection, a nice central coast red blend, a limited bottling made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Frac, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Juicy.
Interesting . I’ve often times preferred the blends. Bordeaux blends in particular. As this one is.
Central coast is where Rhône blends are common.
Often times the bottle of Cabernet is in fact a blend. Unless the label states100% Cabernet. Otherwise they merely meet the minimum of said varietal.
Ivebeen nursing a Zin blend these last few nites with dinner. Tonite I’ll open a couple of New varietal bottles.
The coravin helps to nurse a bottle along for a few nites. I cropped it out of-view. If you enlarge the images you can see where RIDGE , tells you exactly what’s inside. They also tell you where and vineyard conditions.
I drink wine almost every night with dinner. Maureen doesn't join me since she's a night owl and usually does some work late at night. So it's up to me to drain the bottle. I usually drink about half a bottle, maybe 2 glasses or so. Half a bottle doesn't seem seem like too much, and although I drink moderately priced reds, I enjoy a nice glass or three. I just wondered how much the rest of you wine drinkers consume.
last nite was one glass of Unoaked Beringer Chardonnay .
Chicken Veggie Stir Fry & Mixed Rice.
later in the evening while reading, a glass of Japanese whisky. Hibiki Harmony.
Monday was two glasses With Chicken Noodle soup. And a wee dram of Scotch later.
That's about average.
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