Monday, August 15, 2011

A Virtual Party

This weekend's wine was a gewurztraminer from Washington Hills Paradise Peak. (Please don't ask me how to say gewurztraminer. Even after listening to The Crush, I don't get it.) This bottle was opened, by the way, so that I could take part in a virtual taste testing party. I've joined a Ravelry forum group that combines fiber and wine. (I know, real friends wouldn't let friends knit drunk, but we're only virtual friends.) Anyway, our current topic is wines from Washington State, so I had to have a glass of my Paradise Peak in order to hang with the cool kids.

So anyway, this was pretty good wine. I'm giving it three stars.
  • 1 star = It was okay but nothing special
  • 2 stars = It was good and I liked it
  • 3 stars = It was good and I'd buy it again
  • 4 stars = I really, really like it, enough to call it a favorite
  • 5 stars = It's mine, all mine! And I don't want to share.

The aroma was nice and fruity (grapefruit and pear, maybe). It had a light, bubbly taste. It was slightly sweet, and citrusy, with a hint of spices. I started out with it very cold, and as it warmed up it seemed to be sweeter. (Now that I think of it, was it sweeter as it warmed up or as I drank more?)

I paid around $9 for the bottle, so it was a pretty good bargain. A good wine to go with the jalapeno-cheese stuffed chicken breast I had it with, but it would be even better sitting out by the pool. (I have to find a way to disguise my wine glass so that I can do that!)

1 comment:

Paula L said...

mom and terry always used the thick plastic cups that are almost insulated, but a solid color, if you put ice in it (i know, blasphemy) to keep it cold, no one will know..hehe