To shake things up a little this week, I thought I’d review a couple Non-Tuesday Wines. By that I mean that these two wines are $25 or more per bottle. Why not splurge a little every now and then when you’re celebrating a birthday, a promotion or even just the fact that it’s Saturday and you’re not at work? We treated ourselves this weekend to two great reds: Henry Drive’s Shiraz and a Cabernet Franc from Monte de Oro. Enjoy!
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A wine tasting is a great way to get some friends together, try a few new wines and learn something new about your own palate. The Hungry Southerner recently hosted our first wine blind tasting. We had a great time discussing (and sometimes debating) the virtues and drawbacks of the five Spanish reds we sampled.
This week, I thought I’d try two reds on opposite ends of the flavor spectrum. For a heavier, medium bodied wine, I chose a Malbec from Pascual Toso. On the lighter side, I selected a Pinot Noir from Mark West. Although I’m constantly impressed by the wide choice of varietals on the market and the multitude of flavor profiles, it was the similarities between these two wines that surprised me most.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we had a few friends over for a potluck dinner and had a chance to sample two more Tuesday wines, which couldn’t have been more different. The first was Louis Latour’s Pinot Noir that we enjoyed with appetizers of herbed goat cheese and olives. The second was a Cabernet Sauvignon by Catena that was served with the grilled pork loin entrée.
If you’re like me, you get excited after a long, cold winter when the temperature begins to climb and the days start to lengthen in anticipation of summer. Along with blooming flowers and bountiful vegetable gardens, summertime provides the perfect backdrop for backyard barbeques and impromptu dinners with friends over a bottle (or two) or good wine.