Thursday, May 3, 2012
writing, wine, writing
I am very flattered to be the 'Wine Spot' writer this week at North of 9 Fine Wine. Tyler is a great writer and his website is chock full of fun and useful wino information. Oh, and he's one of the most prolific tasters out there. If you are looking for a tasting note, or aren't sure of what wine to have with that barbecue salmon, check him out; when he asked me to do a guest blog spot, I jumped at the chance.
In other wino news, the talented Nita Boushey has started her own blog.
And at Ottawa Rickshaws you can find this article on pairing inexpensive wine with pizza.
Now, go and drink a glass of wine, because how much you read should be balanced by how much you drink and the former should never be more than the latter.
This is a good place to start. We had a little of this on the weekend, in the afternoon, with some Russian salami and a cheese platter. Garganega is an Italian grape (that you may better know as Soave, the region where it is made) that makes lovely white wine on the supple and full side. This bottle from Vinea has notes of jasmine, ripe apple, and pear with a nutty, hazelnut overtone on the nose. The roundness of it on the palate is perked up by pleasant bitter lime aftertaste ($13.95). Mmmmmm.
It's almost the weekend!