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 …
By Melissa Unsell An enduring, rustic 15 mile climb up the Santa Cruz mountains has me eager and full of joy. We make our ascent with our first destination being Ridge Vineyards. The destination just may take your breath […]
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.
Somethin’s a brewin’ here in San Antonio … the culinary and vinous minds of the city are chomping at the bit to get the San Antonio Food & Wine Culture the recognition it deserves and the platforms to show off […]
Moral of the post … not all box wine is yucky! They may have started out with wine that is not up to par for many of us, but as the wine industry moves to more eco-friendly practices you will be seeing more wineries offering their best wines in bags, boxes, plastic bottles, and tetra paks, so do your vinous part to be green, I know I am!