Bacchus’s Little Helper
I found myself (as I am often wont to do when I fade in and out of daydreams) at the liquor store last night, purchasing a bottle of wine to go with our celebratory dinner. The Harkness Family is chic but always thrify…a killer combination. We did our celebration at home instead of forking over the dough to eat at a restaurant.
As I wandered up and down the aisles, a thought occurred to me: I have had more wine in the last year than I have had in my entire life.
That statement can be a tad misleading. I think I have consumed approximately five bottles of wine in my 40 years of living and then along came 2009. Perhaps there have been eight to ten bottles this year? It’s not like I’m lying in the gutter and drooling on myself but there were a couple of months there that I had to learn that an entire bottle of wine was not a single serving.
My whole problem is that I listen to the wine dude on The Splendid Table and I get ideas for cheap but good wines (the only kind in my current ballpark) and then I totally forget five minutes later.
What I need is a little practical education. I can find wine that I like but when I plan a fussy meal and I want a good bottle of wine to go with it, I need to rely on the internet for what to serve and I HATE relying on the internet! What if the internet is an idiot???
I want to be at a point where wine is like yarn for me. I know what will work, I know why it will work, and I know when to hold up my hand and say “Dear God in Heaven, NO!” (Red Heart Acrylic in a tri-color Christmas theme??? Nooooooooooooo!)
So I’m starting my own personal White Trash Wine Tour. It will not be poignant and humiliating . It will not be award winning and hopefully, it will not be hipster dufishness. It will be me, recording what wine I buy and what I drink it with. Pairing wine and caramel corn? Bet you won’t hear THAT on The Splendid Table.
I even have an appropriate notebook to record my findings…finally, a reason for buying my Star Trek journal!