“Fierce Berry” Gatorade over crushed ice. Soothing on my sore throat, too much sugar but no caffeine. I don’t usually care for the new Gatorade flavors, bit of a traditionalist myself, but this is what was in the pantry.
I had my favorite Friday night libation – three fingers of Jack followed by a couple of long-neck Coors. Razorette settled in with a brimming glass of white zin from a box. Usually, we’re just trailer trash with Internet.
Tomorrow (actually later today – I’m up late finishing some work, can’t sleep, haunting the Dope) our youngest son and his wife will be here from San Diego, and we will open the '05 Prelude we picked up at Belle Marie winery in Escondido last spring. Monday we’re grilling for our friends from Steamboat Springs, and they will no doubt provide several bottles of Yellowtail shiraz.
Let’s do this again next Friday – I’ll get here earlier, bring something classier to drink.
I am enjoying a nice blue can of Pepsi. It’s wonderful, and it was on sale. I had oral surgery a week and a half ago, and while I might be cleared to drink (I’m not even really sure) I haven’t picked any up do to being busy with other things, and we had to remove (read: "drink as quick as possible) all the alcohol a week before hand, since I would be under anesthesia and all.
I’m getting really into viogniers as they’re usually all perfumey and peachy and yum. I can’t drink reds anymore as they’re a migrane trigger, and viognier’s one of the nicer, more flavoursome whites I’ve found that’s not sweet as syrup or puckeringly paint-stripperish. I finished off a bottle of Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier last night and it was lovely.
I hadn’t heard of viognier until this year and everyone seems to have a different way of pronouncing it. Anyone able to give me a definitive pronunciation guide? Even googled answers disagreed and it’s getting embarrassingly difficult for me to ask for. I’m currently using a murmured veeoh-ZCHU-knee-er variant that’s not really working for me or anyone else.
Vee-own-yay. (Although the ‘own’ is kinda soft, if that maks sense, somewhere between on and own.)
We had a '50’s party to go to last night. Before we left I opened a bottle of Kenwood Zin. I think I might have reviewed it here before. At the party they had Bogle chardonnay. It was drinkable, nothing stood out about it, but I wasn’t expecting anything but a buzz from it anyway, so, it did what it was supposed to.