Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ben, this post is for you.

AUSSIE-STYLE chewy candy and what we paired our Arizona Stronghold Cabernet with.
The educational experience of wine is (In Part) to learn to smell and taste everything you can, so I'll go into a store and buy all-kinds of stuff to bring back memories and to create new ones. I didn't pay $12.00 for a tiny bottle of Cardamom because I am a gourmet chef, although I have since come to love it. So it is wine 101 to smell Dill, Fennel, Cumin, Thyme, Savory, Sage Allspice, Cinnamon, Cayenne, Clove, Basil, Marjoram, etc., not to mention fruits, vegetables, wood-types (Cedar, Oak, Redwood, Birch), though some wood is almost odor free (Beech-wood), and even as you pointed-out, and appropriately so: "wet cement". So wine can be a venue for appreciation which goes way beyond wine.
A pedantic moment is up.
Thanks Ben for your comments.
Sincerely Dennis
PS., Ben, I thought I should remind you of what is waiting behind curtain number 2 ;-)

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  1. Dennis if you have anything even close to the '06 Doix in the cupboard upon my return, that would be sensational. Very keen for a blind testing.

    Looking to find some literature on picking notes for various wines. My sinuses are terribly blocked at the moment but in the meantime would love to do some research. Still a newbie, Den. Let me know if you have any recommendations.

    Thanks for your posts, really enjoyable reads and exciting trying to find some of these at my local Swedish liquor store.

  2. Ben, WE has a catalog where you can purchase a kit that has all that stuff in it; when I get my next one I'll hold it for you.
    As for your sinuses, let me recommend a habañero salsa (High on the Scoville scale)and a bottle of PEZZI KING Old Vine Dry Creek 2008 Zinfandel; if the first heat doesn't cure you, the second one might, and together you should have a sure cure.
    Be good,