Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and everyone was on Facebook professing their love for their significant other. I was almost tempted to post a picture with a bottle of wine LOL! As an unattached single lady in her 50’s, I was singing karaoke with friends and drinking wine! We had a fabulous night. I can’t sing to save my life but the audience was cheering and roaring ‘bon bon bon’ during a rowdy version of Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’. I hope everyone reading this had a fabulous Valentine’s Day. Now let’s talk about our true love…. wine!
Too all my white wine loving friends, this weekend I encourage you to leave your comfort zone and try this wine.
You like Sauvignon Blanc, right? That is what Sancerre is, Sauvignon Blanc. Sancerre is a region in the famed Loire Valley in France, and the region grows about 20% Pinot Noir, but this region is famous for Sauvignon Blanc. Sancerre is often compared with its neighbour, Pouilly-Fume, also a region known for Sauvignon Blanc. The wine professionals agree its hard to tell the difference but people growing the wine will tell you Sancerre has more body and the Pouilly-Fume is more perfumed. I have tried them both and I think they are wonderful examples of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is a perfect pairing with any appetizer dish or any dish in which you want to cut through spice or grease.
I always tell people I’m saving corks for a Pinterest project.
This Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon is actually 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot, Petite Syrah, & Cabernet Franc, which probably explains why this wine had so many great layers of flavour. Sadly, we can’t get this wine in Nova Scotia or Newfounfland anymore, but you can score a bottle in other provinces across Canada including neighbouring New Brunswick. And because this wine hails from Napa Valley California, I’m guessing any of my American friends won’t have trouble finding this wine.
And now for my wine of the week……
I recently got re-introduced to this wine, and had to share it with you as my wine of the week. Do you know why? This is a fabulous Syrah wine and I still can’t believe it’s priced under $20 a bottle at just $18.99. Here in Halifax we had a low of -14° C last night come up with a windchill of -21C. In a word this is cold! As I’m sitting here on a Saturday morning writing this wine blog, I am contemplating what comfort food dish am I going to cook up for supper. And there is no better wine to have with your comfort food dish then this Syrah, with notes of black pepper and spice.
On a bright note, it is a long weekend and you know what long weekends mean? More wine!
Till next weekend, have a great week