Tuesday, August 19, 2008

wines that I love: St Emilion

As I mentioned in my profile, I am a wine guru, although others may say differently. This is the first post in an ongoing series:
I want to talk about my favorite red wine: St Emilion,which is produced in the Bordeaux region of France. It is mostly wines dominated by Merlot with very little Cabernet Sauvignon, the two most famous being Saint Emilion and Pomerol. These wines often have great fruit concentraction, softer tannins and are long-lived. Saint-Emilion has an official classification.
To me it is the perfect blend of both of the strengths of these these two great wine varietals, with none of the weaknesses.
The color and depth of this wine is like no other, it is deep and rich and consistent and it holds true bottle after bottle. It is the perfect blend of red and purple, to me it is the ideal color of wine. This would be the color the crayon people would use for a crayon called"wine"
The taste: how do you describe perfection in a glass? It is like drinking liquid velvet, it is so smooth and delightful. This is the perfect wine to sip slowly and just let it hit all of the taste buds in your mouth!
The smell or nose: wonderful, it will of course vary from bottle to bottle, so you are on your own on this one.
Conclusion: Try this wine tonight and really experience what drinking wine is all about.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Now, bring me that Horizon!

Here is one of the reasons, that I love sailing....
I know it does not appeal to everyone... but to the ones it does... who
wants to take the sunset watch ? I will be in my hammock...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

tonights dinner menu/wine list

as i have in my profile, I like to think of myself as a chef, of course i only cook for my family and my friends, since i am lucky enough to have some wonderful caring friends who let me torture them from time to time with my strange experimental cooking. I thought this would make a nice regular addition to my ramblings. So please let me know what you think.

dinner tonight will be: chilled shrimp cocktails with a avalcado salsa cocktail sauce

grilled shrimp- basted with a chili-lime marinande I am making today
grilled lobster tails marinated in lemon butter garlic and paprika
Grilled steak-simple and easy
rice- 3 kinds of rice- brocoli cheese, dirty rice and caribean rice

tonights wine list: 1st course- Fat Bastard- French Chardonay- perfect opener
2nd course- Eximius- Portuguese White from the Estremadura region
3rd course-Corte Pitora- Italian Cabernet Sauvignon- Perfect for the steak
4rd course- Yalumba- Australian Chardonay- easy drinking and cool

Dessert- Something simple- Vanilla ice cream or Mango and Coconut sorbet
with port drizzled over it. Or a chocloate sauce

Digestive will be: Fonseca Bin 27 Porto

Drink menu: For Adult crowd- Gin and Tonics or Fresh Mojitos
For the younger crowd- Limonade Jaune Mousseuse

How does this sound to everyone?