Thursday, July 26, 2007

Great Discovery - A Toast to Fine Spanish Wine

What is it about stage 17? Prior to that stage, both this year and last, the outcome for the Tour de France appeared settled. Yet, by the end of the stage suddendly fortunes changed and a new leader emerged to take the yellow jersey.

This season I celebrated the new race leader with a bottle of wine. Like the new current ride leader, Alberto Contador, my selection was a musculer spanish wine with good potential. Bodeges San Isidro Carril de Cotos 2005 is meaty, smooth, well balanced, and rich in fruit with a pleasant soft finish. I was very pleased to discover Carril de Cotos and now look forward to enjoying while the vintage lasts.

As for the Tour, this year’s vintage has been very exciting. Team Discovery, (America’s Team) has the team title all rapped up yet still needs to decide who is the best rider on their team. That will be settled during Saturday’s time trial. During that stage teammates Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer look to settle who is the better rider on the best team. The victory will likely celebrate in Paris by wearing yellow.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

No Mistake - Perrin Vinsobres is Good

What do you do? You can try as you might, but as soon as you make a mistake it is yours to live with. The worst mistake however is when you aren’t sure what your mistake was in the first place. But not understanding the mistakes you make is a mistake too. In reality you are always the one to blame.

When I think about it my mistake can be traced back to that first glass of Perrin Vinsobres 2004. With a palette that combines power with elegance and a then adds in a velvety, fleshy texture. It is no wonder that when people experience the mature finish they fall in love with the wine. Such was the case that got me in trouble.

Minding my own business I should have know better than drink a bottle of Perrin Vinsobres in public. Yet I did, and like the prefect pollen, that bottle of French wine attracted the bees. Too bad I didn’t want any honey.

So what do you do?… Me, While I wait for answers I have one more glass of wine.
Waiting is the hardest part.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Stop the Madness - Drink Wine

All the craziness in the world has me feeling caged. I want to escape but have found no where to go. These feelings of hopelessness have lead to many sleepless nights. Like many others I've worked through the night in an effort to find a solution. At wits end, I sat on my deck staring into the pre-dawn sky asking for answers. I waited,.. and waited… and waited some more….and then, it came to me. So I rushed down stairs to prepare for my voyage.

Thirty-eight years ago today man first set foot on the moon and we haven’t been back in decades. That means to me, the moon is the perfect place to escape any news of mankind’s madness. Grabbing my computer and a bottle of wine and had all the supplies I needed to prepare myself for this wondrous journey.

After quickly surfing the web, I found the means to propel my “self” on this voyage. Then I turned to my wine collection to prepare my mind for the task at hand. A glass or two of Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 should be sufficient enough to limber my mind for such a grand undertaking. The balance of dark chocolate and boysenberry aromas contrasted by the hints of vanilla, toffee and cassis on the palate. The rich mouthfeel of Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon drink well on its own or paired with a metaphysical journey.

With the moon now my sanctuary I hope to get back to a peaceful existence and full nights of sleep. The President however has talked of funding a new age of lunar exploration. But I’m confident; as long as the President is Bush I’ll be safe on the moon. Given all the other displays of futility by this moron, from Katrina, to Iraq to his pursuit of Bin Laden (Dead or Alive my @$$) I doubt I have to worry about any guest on the darkside of the moon.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Scrapona - Cool off Birthday Wine

Cheers to our current (acting) President. On behalf of your boss, this great Nation, a.k.a. We The People… Please Bush Jr. take the day off and celebrate, it is your birthday.
We all took the day off to celebrate the birth of the nation, July 4th. But then again so did you. In fact if my eyes don’t deceive me you also took the next day off to enjoy a ballgame. But what the hell, since you’re doing such a “heck of a job”, you might as well just make the 4th a five day weekend. Besides as you’ve said “It’s hard being President”. In fact in this Post 911 world everything has changed and only you would know how hard it truly is being the President. The stress shows. No other President has taken as many days off as you Mr. Bush. But then again no other President has had to deal with so much terror; The fears of immigration, healthcare, global warming, hurricane Katrina, the axis of evil, the war in Iraq, the war on Terror, Ossoma, Oboma and Chelse Clinton’s momma.
Nope, the “Big Birthday Boy” should take it easy for his Birthday and enjoy a nice glass of Marenco Moscato d'Asti "Scrapona" 2006, an excellent beverage to sip when things are getting hot. (My friends that “do coke think Scrapona is a great wine)

Feel free to take another day off on us Mr. President. As you continue to send our boys to die in your illegitimate war you might as well take time off to clear your conscious.

I fact why not just make it permanent and step down now before we are forced to make the decision for you. You told us, “You’re the Decider”, so please decide to get your failing self out so we can clean up your mess. Cheers to you Jackass!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Home for the 4th of July

Who doesn't enjoy a warm summer day on the 4th of July. Filled with lasting memories, great food and (of course) fireworks, partying on the 4th is one of the best parts of living in America. Happy 4th of July to all, it is truly wonderful to celebrate another year of this great nation.

More than just a celebration, the 4th is a time to reflect on all the sacrifices great americans have made to make this nation possible. Cheers to all of them, especially the troops stuck in a war zone. They too should be home with family celebrating this nations birthday. Let's bring them home!!!

The War is over if You want it.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Balbi Malbec - Give Me Another Glass

I must be drunk on wine, if I weren’t, I’d surely be more pissed, but instead all I can do is laugh.

As the 4th of July approaches I’m always filled with pride. We are lucky to live in such a great democracy. This year however, my enthusiasm has been tempered by the outrageous acts of the would be boy king George and his loyal band of cronies. With Gonzales still acting attorney general and Cheney still refusing to answer reasonable questions about all his secret activities, I’ve had my doubts about the state of government. Add to that some of the ruling by the Supreme Court and I’ve had to question the state of our union. The America we live in today doesn’t feel like the one I grew up in.

But the actions of the President today,… other than being speechless all I can do I grab another bottle and drink. Balbi Malbec is the prefect solution. Taste good, very affordable and should I need to flee this country I know where to head to find an expectable wine.

Meanwhile, commuting the sentence of a man that ruined the career of a CIA operative and endangered the lives of others who have sworn an oath to protect this country, all in a political move to suppress the voices of opposition to a war that has been a complete failure. That is unacceptable. Where is the justice?

It is time we wake-up and remember what the 4th of July is all about, and why we threw of the shackles of the old regime of King George.