12/28/2015

Week of Wine (WoW) Dec 25, 2015

Posted by The Wine Whore |

When I think of Christmas, lots of memories flood into my mind like an aged Bordeaux slowly filling a sparkling decanter.  I recall childhood memories of decorating the tree and being excited about my presents.  I recall memories (both good and bad) of time spent with family.  I recall the smells of the fresh cut pine tree mixing with the Christmas dinner roast as it sears in the oven.  For the most part, I recall being happy and loving this special time of the year.

As I now have children of my own, Christmas has matured into a different place within my heart.  Instead of caring about what's hiding under the tree with my name on it, I now focus on what Santa will be bringing my boys.  I delight in seeing them tear open the wrapping paper like hyenas tackling their prey.  I love to see the looks on their faces when they yell "this is what I ALWAYS wanted". 

I have to admit that there is still one part of Christmas which I still selfish enjoy...  Christmas dinner!  This is the part of the holiday where I share my favorite wine over a nice roast and a healthy portion of fattening dessert.  Now that I am watching my diet through a magnifying glass like a little boy trying to burn an ant in the searing sunlight, this part of the festivity is even more special to me. Although this year I completely overdid it on red meat, wine, and sweets, it was TOTALLY worth it.  Hope you all enjoyed this day in your own special way and I have to say that personally, I can't wait to do it all again next year.




Grgich Hills Late Harvest Violetta 2012 - This little bottle packs some beautifully enchanting juice.  Rich yet balanced with a long graceful finish, Violetta is a great way to end a nice meal and was a perfect grand finale to my glutinous Christmas dinner festivity.
 




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