I know, I know, it isn’t craft related (well, technically I suppose it’s one of the older crafts out there, but since I’m only doing the drinking and not the making, it doesn’t count), but let’s talk wine for a second. Why? Because I’m enjoying a glass of wine as we speak (no, I’m not a lush, I just have a wonky schedule) and I haven’t managed to do much of anything the last couple of days. So, wine.
I love wine. Both red, white, and rosé. More often than not, however, you’ll find me with red wine because (sorry, guys) when it’s that time of the month, that’s the one I prefer. Right now, I’m savoring a glass of Gnarly Head Merlot and it is yummmmm.
Now, I’m quite picky when it comes to my wines, but by no means am I an expert. I simply like what I like. I love a good flavor, and I especially love when what I’m drinking won’t mess with my body (you know, other than the expected getting drunk and hungover if you overdo it, but that’s not what I’m talking about). Another biggie is, the wine needs to be reasonably priced. Let’s face it, I don’t have a ‘bag of holding’ (if you get that, ten points for you), so I need to be able to afford the occasional bottle, which means definitely less than $20. Gnarly Head fits that bill quite nicely. They have a nice range of wines, too, which I hope to try one day.
Another favorite, though slightly pricier (though not by much, it’s still under $20 where I’m at) is Q Vineyard. Both wines are nice and smooth (to me), bold, and well… they taste good (told you I’m no expert).
There is one wine I would love to try, or rather a vineyard. Most of you (unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past few years) have probably heard of Stephen Amell, the actor who plays Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow in the show Arrow. You know, the superhero ;-). And he kind of is in real life, too, if you ask me, with all the fundraising and stuff that he does. He’s awesome to his fans as far as I’ve been able to tell, which is great. Anywho, back on track here. He and a buddy of his started a vineyard a few years ago called Nocking Point, simply because they loved wine, and they could. Their price range is a little (okay, a lot) out of my league right now, but one of these days man…
Tell me about your favorite wine?