Well the weather outside is frightful, but here it’s so delightful…
The balcony door froze shut yesterday, so no barbecuing till I defrost it, which might involve the weather getting about 15 degrees warmer.
I have a box of Aussie Shiraz sitting on the counter, the remnant of the first round of cheap wine tasting. Had a glass last night, and the dilithium crystals couldna’ take no more! Opened a glass of Don David Cab Sauv by michel torrino (round 2 cheap wine). A much better choice.
I think the overly fruity profile of Oz Shiraz and clones (eg. Rockblock Syrah, Oregon) is just about undrinkable. And it takes a lot for me to turn down even a cheap glass of wine. Mind you it does accompany spicy oriental style food better than ‘normal’ profile wines.
For my money Chinese/Thai et al should be offering ice cold sherry, particularly fino and amontillado with their dinners. But no one listens to me.