Does drinking wine ever make you think of music?
Have you ever taken a sip of that delicious vinous nectar and the first thought through your mind is a song? Or a melody?
Or perhaps the words someone uses to describe a wine makes you recall a song?
Well it happens to me quite a bit, but most recently a wine made me think of an entire album!
I had the delightful opportunity to be invited by Serendipity Wine Imports representative, Felicia Gonzales to taste a few of the Failla (pronounced FAY-la) Wine selection. We met up at a local seafood bar called Sandbar located at the Pearl Brewery here in San Antonio along with Matt Naumann, assistant winemaker at Failla Wines, and Sandbar sommelier, Adam Spencer. We sat down to a sun-kissed table covered in white linen and fancy silver spoons and spitoons (fancy!) As I was being poured the first wine I remember Matt saying how Failla wines all had a common thread of lively acidity running through all the wines. This is what sparked my memory to think of an entire album to pair with these wines … Read more →
So I have been reading a wine book called Simply Wine, by Heidi Yorkshire, in which she shares an adaptation of a wineless wine tasting exercise devised by Tim Hanni of Beringer Wine Estates that involves learning about wine through a tea tasting exercise!?! Read more →
There are times my line of work when I am required to work overtime, late into the evening, demanding my full attention and expertise … last week was one of those times.
But in my line of work, I absolutely do not mind having to work overtime ;)
I’m sure you wouldn’t either if ‘overtime’ involved a four course dinner and at the lovely Francesca’s at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort and paired with wines from the Texas Hill Country’s Becker Vineyards and Moniker Wine Estates of California’s Mendocino County. Read more →
That’s right! The GPS is the key to successful holiday food and wine pairings. Nooo, not THAT kind of GPS! … Unless of course you are using THAT kind of GPS to navigate yourself to our wine shop :P The GPS that I am talking about is an acronym for Gamay, Pinot, and Sparkling. If you can remember those names long enough to get… Read more →
You know those times when you meet someone, and even though you just them, you feel like you have known them for years? That happened to me about 3 weeks ago. My sister treated me to a dinner which I like to refer to as the “8 time Flavorgasm” put on by the Texas Cooks Co-Op. It was the… Read more →