One of the many benefits of being under-employed is you can call any day you want Friday. Personally, I like my "Friday's to start at about noon on Wednesday. That way I have already secured my place at the bar, before all the regular working stiffs show up.
Nothing worse than getting to the bar and having to wait for a seat.
Today, I'm going to introduce you to a new wine.
So, clean your wine glasses and make sure they are good glasses too. Nothing gets me in a bad mood quicker, (except maybe art work hung too high) than when someone serves me wine in a glass with palm trees on it.
Pictures on wine glasses are NOT OK.
Come on people, did your parents teach you nothing?
One of the requirements of wine blog participation is that you understand the importance of the vessel. It must be size appropriate for the juice, (not the girl) and the rim must be thin (again, not the girl.)
And the glass, must be CRYSTAL clean- but please, not made of crystal.
And most importantly, I do not want to bring that precious juice up to my pie hole and just before the rim touches my lips, think to myself, "That is not my lipstick color"!
By the time you see the lipstick, it is already too late. Once your lips have made contact with the rim, you will be well past caring. But trust me, it will spoil the experience, a bit.
Now I'd like to add one little disclaimer to everything I stated earlier.
There have been times in my wine drinking experiences, where I have had to resort to Dixie cups, I know... I am not proud of these moments; but felt in the interest of full disclosure, I had to come clean.
But, I want to make this perfectly clear- this is not OK. There are darned few instances where Dixie is appropriate, the only two I can think of are:
1. If you lose the cork, back into the bottle, get out the Dixie;
2. If you are in the backseat of a car - you probably are in Dixie.
Alrighty then, now that I have dispensed with those little kernels of wisdom. Let's go back to the juice!
Marquis Philips S9 Shiraz 2007-Syrah/Shiraz from Australia-$35
Wine Advocate has consistently rated this juice over 90 points and from 2002-2007 never lower than 92 points. If you can get a hold of a 06' bottle (95 rating), call me and we will drink it down together.
Not an inexpensive bottle, but if you want your wine to hit you up like an old lover, this wine is for you. Drink it and before you know it, you will be reminiscing about all the "grand old days" and your shoes and shirt will be off.
And as these things are known to have a mind of their own, I'd like to offer you a little warning, you may not be responsible for your actions!
Whenever my hubby wants to get on my right side he brings me home a bottle, or if he wants to get lucky, two.
I'd choose this wine, over wines priced much higher, for its consistency, drinking pleasure and inspired old memories.
As Paula Deen would say, "Go get you some".