silver terrior

July 25, 2008 Candace Morris 1 Comments

present #3 from Teresa - the Friends with Finnigan Necklace from my dear PLUME!
the 3 presents were to represent the 10 decades we have spent together. the more i talk to my sister, the more i realize that i am not that odd of a woman - or at least we both are, which is comforting in its own right.

last night, jess took ben, joel, and myself to do a wine tasting class. It was located in the Whole Foods on 65th, but run by a company called Salud! The tasting was so informative, not at all pretentious, and very surprising.

We tried 6 wines: 2 german Rieslings, 2 french Chablis, and 2 italian Barolos. The class was on terrior, or what the french call "sacre nature" (sacred nature). A terrior is a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine. We tasted the two wines from the same vintage, producer, varietal - but the only difference was the village - sometimes just 2 or 3 yards away from each other. It was amazing how different the wines were! It was a very great experience, and Joel and I decided that we wanted to go wine-tasting in Sonoma, CA for our next anniversary in November.

Happy Friday to you - hope your weekend is alive and rejuvenating.
It's looking pretty good for me,

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