It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I’m willing to bet you sang the title of this blog. It’s that time of the year, Christmas party season!

This is my work family, or I should say a portion of them. Because of some other commitments, some people had to miss the Christmas party, and we missed you. And they are my family here in Halifax. I am so lucky to work with some of the greatest people in the world. For those of you that don’t know, wine is a bit of a hobby for me. I started studying to become a Certified Sommelier to meet new people when I first moved to Halifax. I work at 2 local Radio Stations here in Halifax, Q104 & 96-5 The Breeze. That’s what pays the bills, and I love what I do. We had our Christmas party Thursday night and it was one of the best ones ever.

So when I got there, my friend Anthony was drinking the Pinot Noir, and I joined in. This is the Pinot Noir we were drinking that evening.

Anthony was saying he didn’t have a lot of experience drinking French Pinot Noir, but if you see Bourgogne, or Burgundy in the wine store, it’s Pinot Noir in the bottle. This wine had a gorgeous dark color, and was very tasty. Hints of cherry and herbs, and no sharp edges or tannins. We continued drinking this wine all evening, and they served prime rib that night, and it was a dream pairing with this wine. The Puy de Dome is a great Pinot Noir that sells for $24.

I’m trying to slow down this month. I love the month of December, homes are decorated so nicely, the inside of my home looks warm and cozy and I love my Christmas decorations. And the month is flying by way too fast. Plus, I’m way behind. I don’t have all my Christmas shopping done, which is a first for me. And I have a lot of wrapping and baking left to do. Whew. It’s a good thing there is wine.

I’ve had people tell me that they don’t like Zinfandel, because it’s too ‘jammy’. That is one of the notes that you often see associated with Zinfandel. Well, this is for all you people who don’t think you like Zinfandel. This is Peeps Old Vine Zinfandel. I was telling Anthony that in a blind taste test, I wouldn’t have guessed Zinfandel. It was clean on the palate, a bold flavorful wine, but not the ‘jamminess’ usually associated with Zinfandel. I loved it. At $23 a bottle, I’ll be having this again.

I know many of us are feeling this way this month. LOL Tis the Season

Enjoy every day in December. Cheers

Darlene

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