Friday, June 22, 2007

Am I drunk?

This post is on wine. I don't claim to be a wine connoisseur (unless having traveled to the Napa Valley and going on the Beringer tour 6 times makes you an expert) but I do like it, and when it comes to alcohol, it's almost all I drink. Which is good, because take, for example, the time that Liz was in town and she forced me to do shots of Southern Comfort and lime. I'm not going to describe the results of that failed experiment, but trust me, it was ugly.
Anyway, Rob and I were watching a terrible movie tonight (I'm not saying what it was because KLG probably loves it) and we were drinking a french rosé, which basically looks like white zinfandel. White zinfandel, specifically Ernest and Julio Gallo, was the wine I drank as a junior in college when I thought that I was so cool for drinking wine (and pairing it with string cheese.) This was Wisconsin, after all. Also, this was a step up from the boxed wine we used to drink in high school, which was a huge step up from the Mad Dog we used to drink several years before that.
I know that my wine tastes have improved drastically (tonight's choice was a Rosé Sancerre from the Cotes de Reigny-don't I sound pretentious?) but I still have an appreciation for my early wine drinking experience. I think it's a good idea to start wherever you're comfortable when you're trying something new. Apparently I was also really comfortable with Boone's Farm.

I feel compelled to add that I did eventually graduate from the Beringer tour.

4 comments:

Michele said...

my lord, the 100 oz bottles of White Zin from Bullfeathers was so sophiticated!!! At least it had a cork, eh??

Miss those days :(

KLG said...

OK, I have to ask. What was the terrible movie? Do I have a reputation for liking terrible movies? Apparently I do. So I might as well confess. I loved the Notebook. Loved IT. I cried and cried and cried. Bawled actually. If you need a good cry, that's how you do it. The Notebook. Maybe Nick Park is not a good author, but the movie is well done. Nick Cassavetes directed, and he's Gena Rowlands son. See it SC. Are you afraid to cry? And about the wine, I can't even drink Rose. It reminds me of a very bad Almaden White Zin experience. Oh shit. I just threw up a little bit . . .

Sarah said...

Ha! It was The Object of My Affection. I thought it was cute in concept, but slow and boring in execution. Fine, maybe I'll see The Notebook. But it feels like a movie that wants to manipulate you into crying...

Amanda said...

I know I am behind, but I am just catching up. I also love The Notebook, and am not ashamed to admit it. I watch it every time it's on cable and cry my little heart out. You definitely have to suspend a certain amount of rational thought to fully enjoy it, but I think it's worth it.