Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Wine I am Drinking


On Saturday, we had the lovely Amanda over for an amazing dinner of brie soup, fresh bread, and salad. First off, I am sorry I did not take a picture of the soup when it was served to us. The Chef out did himself on this soup, truly. And Wingal missed it. For what? Family that she has not seen in 15 years, Obama and Bill Clinton? jeeze....

Anyway, what did we drink with it?

Dâo's
2007 Cabriz - Colheita Seleccionada Branco ($11) was a nice recommendation by the wine guy that is my mom's cousin Peter's doppelganger. It wasn't too fruity that it would compete with the brie soup, but not too flowery that it would be over powered. With a nice mellow flavor, this one is a blend of a bunch of grapes I have never heard of. Seriously, I think people make up the grapes they say are in some wines. Granted I know what a Niagara grape tastes like and also know that wines made form said grape taste like a north bound red line on a early Sunday morning smells, but that is neither here nor there. This is a blend of Malvasia Fina, Cerceal, and the local Bical and Encruzado grapes. Or so I am told. I thought Encruzado was a revolutionary....crazy Portuguese.

6 comments:

sam said...

While I'm out shopping for German engineering could you have the Larry send me that Brie soup recipe?

Thanks

boobarella said...

Are you having a baby so you can buy that car!?!?!? Sam! Brook Shields has been telling us for weeks not to do that!

Wingal said...

Honestly, I totally got the better end of the deal. The only thing that would have been better than Bill Clinton would have been.... well... brie soup...

...served ON Bill Clinton.

Amanda said...

That white wine was perfect with that brie soup, which was perfecter. Yes, I used the word, that's not a word, "perfecter." Tom did a great job recommending this one. I like that it tasted clean and it didn't overpower the soup.

boobarella said...

I think we may change the official name of the soup to Brie a la Clinton

Amanda said...

No, let's not do that. Every time I think of that soup, I think of how awesome it was. I don't want to think of an old guy "splewging" a load on a chunky intern's dress. I vote no.