DC, March, temps in the 30s, rain and snow. Ugh. Call for wine. I introduced a friend to a local wine shop — The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop, owned by Boxwood Estate Winery.
It’s one of those great wine bars where you buy a card, put money on it and then you can sample 1, 3 or 5 oz. pours of wine. So many ways to explore the vino! Let the sipping begin.
I always try to go with something new so my first taste was the Monga Zin Old Vine Zinfandel by Carol Shelton from California Very nice! A bit fruity, very aromatic with spices and smooth. Would recommend it.
Next I opted for a taste of Vinaceous’ 2011 Snake Charmer Shiraz. Nice. Definitely a traditional Shiraz from Australia, can’t go wrong.
Oddly, I wrapped up the day with a quick sip of white (vs. starting with that). Went with 2011 Malma Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina. Light body, not much taste/flavor to it. Not worth writing home about it. But, I’ll blog about it, right?
So many wines to pick from there, will be interested to see what I opt for next sampling time around.