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 …
Emily, the food blogger behind Defining Delicious, had an idea to bring together some San Antonio wine and food bloggers. Aside from the dire need for us all to have good food and good wine in front of us at all times, the real reason for this meetup was to bring the Alamo City’s vinous and culinary blogging voices together to bring more attention, focus, light, critique, etc. on the delicious things happening here! So many other cities have platforms for local bloggers to network, discuss, share (give each other even bigger blogger heads :P) but San Antonio in all its rapid growth is just a wee bit behind on the food and wine blogger meetups … but I have a feeling that won’t be the case for much longer.
I sure am!
And if the wines were as delicious and exotic as they were last week, you should be going too! Last week Joe Saglimbeni welcomed the lovely Felicia Gonzales of Serendipity Wine Imports here in San Antonio. She was featuring wines from Argentina and Uruguay! I don’t know about you, but I don’t get to taste wines from Uruguay very often, so this was a real treat!