Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Delicious Wine - how I love thee

Our new every day table wine - under $15 and tasty. Not the typical California Cab - no over the top tannins or fruit explosion, but a really smooth, full body cabernet that goes well with most everything we eat. So far that would be Moroccan beef stew, grilled sausages, and lamb.
Obviously, we're carnivores. But it's also a nice mellow wine to drink after a long day, while watching movies, or settling in for a nice long soak in the tub. I'm indebted to my co-worker for introducing me to this wine, as well as the San Dimas Wine Shop where I purchase said wine. The tasting area may be tiny, but the tasting flights are filled with lots of lesser known California wineries, and all of good quality. The proprietress is a very knowledgeable lady who has guided me to lots of enjoyable wines and given good tips for our upcoming trip to Healdsburg. Definitely better than any experience I've ever had at BevMo.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tis the season! (For backpacking!)

Last year, my major backpacking trip was a 4 day hike through the southern Sierras. Now, as the weather's warming up (70's and 80's this weekend!) - I'm ready to get outside! Watching the video for last year's trip is making me excited - maybe Olympic NP? Yosemite?