Crocked for Christmas

Posted by The Wine Whore |

Instead of getting into all of the dull details of my Holiday weekend, I figured I'd skip right to the good stuff: What I drank!

Beers with buddies, then back to the driving range, followed by dinner with the wife. Before dinner, we opened a bottle of Kim Crawford Dry Riesling. This bottle disappeared in record speed. Mrs. Whore is usually not a huge Riesling fan, but the fact that this one wasn't overly sweet seemed to make it go over as well as some of her favorite reds. With dinner, we followed it up with a bottle of Penfolds Bin 389. A solid choice for a decent price. There wasn't much to pick through on the wine list, but this bottle had the best bang for the buck.

Needless to say, the Holiday weekend was off to a great start!

More beers in the afternoon, followed by a bottle of Jacob's Creek Reserve Pinot Noir to go with a Honey Baked Ham for dinner. This Pinot wasn't that can of cherry cola I've come to love from WA or OR. This was a Pinot with almost a tinge of brown and more of a drier, vinegary taste than the sweeter taste found in those other Pinots. Overall it made for a nice meal.

The night ended with more beers before passing out for the night.

This was by far the best drinking day of the Holiday. After all, it's Christmas! Afternoon started with Mimosas (heavy on the sparklers, light on the OJ), followed by the oldest bottle in my cellar: a 1999 Chateau Troplong Mondot from Saint-�milion. It was fragrant and seductive and melted the prime rib we had for dinner before it could even hit your tongue. I am always amazed to see how people who aren't into wine react to old world Bordeaux... it's usually not pretty.

Oh well, MORE for ME!

This amazing bottle was followed by a nice bottle of Mt Veeder Cabneret. This Cab is one of my $30-$40 favorites and combined with a nice Rocky Patel cigar, made for a great end to a long day.

By this point, my liver was begging for a break. Aside from a couple of beers and a few glasses of house wine, I did my best to let it rest. What can I say, being a Wine Whore is hard work! ;)

Now it's Sunday, I'm still laying in bed (with my laptop of course) and getting ready for another fun week... what's in store is anyone's guess!

Whatcha got going on this week?

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Anonymous said...

The reaction to Old World wine is why I have my "house wine". Always open 2 bottles if I have a mix of experienced wine drinkers and those drinking for effect!


Joe said...

I can relate...just trying to start my memoirs from the past week. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure key brain cells have been damaged. I may have to establish myself as the "brain, heart, and liver transplant Whore"

The Wine Whore said...

That's a great idea! We did the same thing, and sadly enough, it was the carafe of White Zin that was killed even before a dent was made in the 1999 Bordeaux! Go figure! :)

LOL! Joe, we may need to pair up in THAT type of whoring! :) Hope you had a great Holiday weekend!

Pam said...

The white zin was to cleanse and prepare the palate wasn't it? :) LOL

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! Yeah, of course! That's it! :P

I'm actually really glad the White Zin was more popular, I was afraid I'd have to fight for the good stuff. In any case, my wife and I really enjoyed the Bordeaux. Not only was it a good bottle but it also had some fun memories behind our last trip!

How about you? Any good wine to celebrate?

The Wine Whore said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! You must be stoked about starting off the New Year with all kinds of great food and drinks!

So after 200 posts, what do you think is the coolest thing you've learned from all of your hard work?

Richard Auffrey said...

That is 2000 posts, not 200. :)

The best part has just been all the new people I have met while eating, drinking and writing.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! I didn't put my contact lenses in today, apparently that was a mistake! :) The funny thing is that when I read it, I though to myself, "only 200 posts, that seems kinda low" duh! I think maybe I should take a day off from drinking too! :)

What do you think you'll write about for your 2000th post?

Richard Auffrey said...

I am still contemplating what to write for that 2000th post. Anyone have any ideas?

The Wine Whore said...

Hmmm... that's a tough one!

What did you do for any of the other landmark postings? (i.e. 1000th)

Richard Auffrey said...

I don't think I actually did anything special before, but 2000 seems to deserve recognition.

The Wine Whore said...

You should do something that you've always wanted to do and that nobody would ever expect! I know that's not very concrete but hopefully that gives you some inspiration! :)

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