Personalities of Wine & People

Everyone who knows me, knows I drink and enjoy wine.  Mostly Reds.  Full bodied lots of personality Reds.   Recently I was describing the personality of a new favorite wine, when I realized I could have been talking about a dear friend.  I do cherish the friend a lot more, but the two of them together makes for a great evening.

Wine is a lot like people.   We, as human beings, are not going to like every single person we meet.  Likewise, we are not going to like every single wine we drink.   As a matter of fact, I like the differences all my friends bring to the table.  And I enjoy the differences a different bottle of wine tends to provide.

Over the coming months I am going to do a blog on the personality of different wines.  Today’s blog is going to be about one of my new favorite wines and what I think is one of the best deals on the shelf.

Brotte Pere Anselm Cotes du Rhone La Fiole, Rhone, France label

If the bottle looks familiar, you have probably tried the La Fiole Chateauneuf du Pape.  It’s spectacular, but believe me, it’s the wealthy cousin.  From the same family, the La Fiole Cotes du Rhones sells for $14.57 a bottle in Newfoundland Liquor Stores and I keep scratching my head as to how this vineyard managed to produce such a great wine for $14.57.

Mostly Syrah and Grenache, very fruity for such a young wine, and also very intense.   But then again Syrah (or Shiraz) is a powerful grape.   Known for being very full-bodied,  this one doesn’t disappoint.  Yet the added Grenache softens it out for an awesome combination.

You know someone like that?  Powerful with a soft side?  Not as rich as the wealthy cousin but easier to be around at that price.    You could spend every weekend with this one!!  I have friends like that.

Till next time!  Enjoy a glass!


Spring Is Coming!

Can you feel it?  Yep, it’s there.  I can feel it in the air.  Yes, all the clichés are coming to mind.  Spring is just around the corner, Spring is in the air… Yes, I can feel it starting to rear its pretty head.  And it’s that same warm and fuzzy feeling when you’re just about to step in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a book.

I don’t quite know what’s causing the bounce in my step.  Whether it’s the longer days or the fact I just booked a trip to the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Yeah, that will do it.  With my sister no less, can you say ‘fun times’!

But still, I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I see the snow on my patio melting… Now keep in mind that could be a hot flash, but still, I’ll take it.  I’m like a Rebel with the Pause  as my flashes have decided to make another visit.  Being Spring and all.  I used to have Saturday Night Fever, now I have Saturday Night hot flashes, but at least with the Weather warming up, people won’t look at me so funny when I start taking my clothes off!

Take care, I’ll write again soon