Have you read my “first post” about how I am “back from the proverbial dead“? If you didn’t, you totally should. It’ll make you laugh, cry, want to drink wine, and pull the string on some old New Year’s […]
Today I am the guest speaker for an amazing seminar at Culinaria San Antonio’s Food & Wine Festival! Since it is the 300 Year Anniversary of San Antonio, the theme of my talk is “300 Years of San Antonio Libations” […]
Well, I didn’t actually die … but figuratively I did and it took me a while to cross the proverbial ‘River Styx’ back to the land of the living. For those who have known me for a while, […]
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 …
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!?!