Blinder than Blind

Wine tasting on weekends are some of the best things to attend.  Recently a wine shop in DC presented a blind tasting.  They admitted when we got there that maybe they could have made it a bit easier and made it one region, one varietal or narrowed it down in some fashion.  Why?  Because we felt like we were taking the test for a Master Somm.  It was awesome.

IMG_3693We had one bubbly, 3 whites and 3 reds.  This store sells mostly old world wines and everything we tasted was sold in house.  It was tough for me because I lean new world.

All I can say is I got a huge F on this test.  I was writing/spelling wrong at some points because I was confused and failing so badly! I was close on some, region-wise.

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Does that mean I need to take it again and taste more wine?  I was definitely blinder than blind is this one.

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Canned Wine

I have seen and heard about wine changes, packaging-wise.  Was in a rut the other day and saw one in a can.  Had read good reviews about it — Underwood’s Pinot Gris, so decided to give it a try.  Wow, pretty impressive.  Very crisp, fruity, light, some little bubbles to best describe, since it’s in a can.  You can get 2+ healthy glasses out of this.  Was glad I grabbed it because it’s definitely on my list to keep around.  I also love their tagline ‘Pinkies Down.’

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Some nights…

Some nights call for a good wine to numb a long day.  I always try to keep my (wine) glass at least half full, but had to shake my head when I was having problems getting it open to even fill it to that point!  Really?  I am just glad this made me laugh.  While opting for a white on this beautiful evening, I (attempted) to open a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay and the cork split.  AHH!  Give me my wine!  No, it didn’t take long to fix the error, but still.  At least good things come to those who wait.  Now I am enjoying some yeasty, citrus-y, toasty, oaked California Chard (with a few cork sprinkles).  I am not normally a big fan of oaked Chard, but there are some that hold a place in my heart.

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