Thursday, February 18, 2010

Back in the Game

Oh my goodness! It's been a while since I've even thought about blogging. But seeing as how I'm looking for every possible thing imaginable to take the place of studying for my national board exam, why not? And why not start by devoting an entire post to wine.

This past weekend, Daniel and I were invited by Nathan (Dan's older brother) to come to Wimberly and enjoy some time away in the Hill Country. On Saturday, we all met Dan's Mom, Booker, Uncle Brent and Aunt Tiff at the Fall Creek Vineyard and Winery. Formerly, my knowledge and experience with wine was limited to Ruinite Lambrusco, probably the cheapest "best" wine I'd tasted. I had no clue as to the "flavors, notes and aromas" each wine has, and the best food pairing. And I still don't.

But having tasted a series of 7 to 8 wines, I DID, however, find the wine that Jesus probably drank; in that it was the best ever. Twin Springs, Sweet Red.

That's right, it's a red wine, it's sweet and you can drink it with absolutely anything. It doesn't instigate a crazy "holy smokes, that's regretfully strong" kind of face when you drink it. It is so good. You must put it on your list to try. It's cheap, too. Usually just 5 or 6 bucks a bottle.

Next up, in close second is Kim, Booker, Brent & Tiff's favorite; Ed's Smooth Red.
It is Smooth. Like silky cashmere smooth. It's not a sweet wine, but it's definitely not a crazy, bitter one either. Both are exclusively bottled at Fall Creek in Tow, Texas. H.E.B. sells both, as does some other local stores.

Moral of the story: branch out a little. Regardless of whether or not you like wine, try one. Or both.