My day began yesterday with socializing a puppy from Puppies Behind Bars. There is nothing like getting a little unconditional love from these sweet pups!
The rest of the day was non-stop appointments, etc. Long day.
I had a quick “end of day” drink with a friend. Of course, it was Grey Goose on the rocks. It really hit the spot.
When I got home, my intention was to gather up some yarns to start a project. Didn’t happen. I hit the wall. I was suddenly so tired from lack of sleep from the night before.
My goal for later today is to get my knitting project going and to taste a nice wine! Any suggestions on the wine?
What started out as a beautiful Sunday, quickly turned into a crap storm of unwanted stress and tears.
As hard as I tried to center myself and keep busy, it just didn’t work.
As they say, in times of trouble, we tend to know who our true friends really are…whether we’ve known them forever or just a short time. And I am blessed to have such people in my life…for they all stepped up to catch me as I fell yesterday.
I had a soulful late afternoon with a dear friend who “fed” me champagne and hugs. We threw out the negativity and embraced all that was positive.
Another friend whom I have known for a few short years, rushed over in the evening with a bottle of wine to help chase away the blues. And the wine was suburb…as well as his company and sage advice.
He opened a bottle of 2007 Domaine de la Vougeraie Gevrey-Chambertin. This excellent Pinot Noir was the color of rubies and had a heady aroma of cherry, oak and spice. The texture was smooth and silky. We tasted red cherries, oak and a touch of vanilla. It had a great finish with a fruitiness lingering on the palate. Yum… http://www.domainedelavougeraie.com/
After insisting that he take the unfinished wine home with him, I finally bade him adieu. I reflected on the day as I slipped under the covers, totally exhausted from my emotional roller coaster and I looked forward to a brighter tomorrow.
Another beautiful day! This truly is an Indian summer weekend! And, of course, my pool is closed. Sad…
I gathered with friends last night and went to a late night movie. After a disappointing two-hour show, we came back to my house for a tasting of cognac and port. I will need to buy more cognac! And…I will need a nap at some point. I didn’t sleep very much!
I keep procrastinating about my next knitting project. I will need to focus on it at some point today. But for now, I’m going to enjoy this delicious weather and go have some fun!
It’s another beautiful day and I want to take advantage of it.
So, I will make this short and sweet!
After trying the Camus VSOP a few nights ago, I decided to refresh my palate last night with Hennessy VSOP. It was as I remembered. It had a deep rich color with oak, spice and a hint of honey on the nose. I tasted a more complex variety of fruits, spice and wood hints, from aging in French oak for up to 15 years. It was smooth, with a much stronger flavor than the Camus. A winner! www.hennessy.com/
Enjoy your weekend!
Yesterday’s rain gave way to warm temperatures and lots of sun today!
Just want to give a “shout out” to Derek Jeter for his stellar performance in last night’s Yankee game! We will miss you!!!
The other night I tried Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac. It had a reddish gold color to it. On the nose it was nuts, vanilla and a hint of floral. On the palate it was vanilla, oak and a little spice. This is a smooth cognac, but it doesn’t come close to Hennessy VSOP, which I was told it compared to. However, I still enjoyed it! This is a Borderies cognac, which is a small, but renowned grape-growing sub region of Cognac. For more info: www.camus.fr/en
Would love to hear what you are drinking to start out the weekend!
It’s a rainy day and Mr. Weatherman is forecasting strong winds and “torrential” downpours.
As I struggled to get all the outside umbrellas down, one of them collapsed on my head and wrist. Yes, the wrist that was broken. This is not the way to begin my day. So, as I sit here icing my wrist, let me talk about last night instead.
I had a few guests over for dinner to celebrate “life”. I cooked up a storm. It was an impressive menu, if I do say so myself!
One of my guests brought a 1.5L bottle of 2005 Grand Cru Chateau Lascombes, Margaux. This Bordeaux was the color of rubies. I inhaled dark berries, vanilla and coffee. My palate was filled with the richness of black fruit, licorice and oak. A powerful wine with a satisfying finish! http://www.chateau-lascombes.com
This will be a good day to plan my next knitting project. But first, I must attend a few meetings. Off I go…
It has been a long and productive day. It’s time to kick off my shoes and relax.
I tried a very good vodka last night…Kirkland. Yes…Costco brand!! This Five Times Distilled vodka is excellent! It is 80 proof and the bottle is so large (1.75 L) and heavy, I could hardly fit it into my freezer. It is very smooth with vanilla and a touch of sweetness. The finish is long, which pleased me!
Rumor has it that KS bought an old Grey Goose distillery and is using the water from the same river in France to produce it. I can’t substantiate this. In any case, this is a vodka that you can drink straight as well as in a martini. And further more…you can’t beat the price!!
It was a very productive Sunday. In between cleaning, laundry, knitting and watching the Giants win, I managed a last dip in my pool before it closes. It truly is the end of summer.
I finally finished the cowl that I was working on. I love the way it turned out. The pattern that I created really makes the colors “pop”. Click on the photo to see the detail.
A friend of mine came over in the early evening with a Margherita Pizza. I put together an arugula salad while he opened a bottle of wine. It was a simple meal, but delicious! We had a few laughs, caught up on life and relaxed.
The wine was a 2009 D’Isanto & D’Isanto I Balzini Red Label. The grape is Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese. This interesting Tuscan wine had cherry and dark plum on the nose, with a hint of spice. We tasted black cherry and earth. The spice was more predominant on the nose and much weaker on taste. It seemed to get better over the next hour or two and had a medium finish. http://www.ibalzini.it/index.php/en
It’s time to attack another day.
After a busy morning, I spent the afternoon with a good friend who is going through some medical issues. We talked a lot about appreciating and absorbing all the positive energy that surrounds us.
I am so thankful for the special relationships that have endured through so many years and passages over the course of my life. I toast you all with what ever it is that I am drinking. For now, it is a glass of water!
Last evening I went out with a friend for a light dinner and social banter. I didn’t drink any wine or vodka! He was shocked. Oh my! Actually, I was still feeling woozy from my lack of sleep the prior evening.
I hope to rally for Saturday night!
Madison Square Garden + The Eagles = Fabulous evening!
After dining at a very upbeat restaurant with great food, my friend and I walked over to MSG for an evening of incredible entertainment from one of my all time favorite bands, The Eagles.
We danced in the aisles and enjoyed the energy and music emanating from all around us.
And now it is back to reality…work, knitting and writing. I have no wine or spirit reviews today. I hope to partake in a nice bottle tonight.
What will you be drinking to start off your weekend?