So, tonight’s blog is going to be about a wine we tried when P&L were here recently. Jean is out of town and that leaves Brian to write the blog. The headline is an attention grabber–especially if you grew up watching Sesame Street or had kids growing up watching Sesame Street. Brian’s first ‘experience’ with the show was way back in the late 1970’s when visiting his sister, Sharon and her family in the Denver area. At that time, the oldest was 4 and the youngest was almost 1…it was his first experience in the beauty of afternoon naps! Not just for the kids. . .there is a tremendous amount of energy expended on young children and in many cases, when they go down for naps, so do the parents, grandparents, care-givers, etc…
He recalls a particular day when after a busy morning of playing inside and outside and up the stairs and down the stairs…stopping for lunch…and then, the MOM-edict…”we can watch Sesame Street, but when it’s over, it’s nap time!” Okay…that sets the stage–the 4 year old understands the ground rules…the baby could care less! Back in those days, it was Bert, Ernie, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Grover and Big Bird as the main characters. An occasional visit from ‘The Count”–Brian’s favorite…and that was about it. BUT, you knew that it was “nap time” when at the end of the show, the announcer would say something like, “Sesame Street was brought to you today by the numbers 4 and 9 and the letter ‘I’. Boom–off to bed for the little ones and time for a little shut-eye for the adults! Great stuff!
When P brought out this bottle, we were extremely excited having enjoyed Orin Swift’s other Locations wines, E and F and we’ve previously blogged about both of them. By way of recap… E is for Spain (Espana); F is for France and tonight, we break into Italy! You may not know that Italy boasts more than 2000 indigenous grape varieties. Diverse components were meticulously assembled that represent the finest from each region. The result is a vibrant wine that captures the spirit of Italy with a touch of new world bravado. This wine features a blend of Negroamaro, Nerod’Avola, Barbera, and native varietals from Puglia. This wine was magnificent. . .from the minute the cork was pulled, the aromas of earthy goodness came out…lots of cherry and leather on the nose, but it needed about 45 minutes of air time, and as we poured the first glass, the color was gorgeous. It wasn’t quite as dark as we would have thought with a blend, but it looked silky pouring into the glass. If you like fine Italian wines, then this is worth getting in your cellar. Without question, tonight’s blog is definitely brought to us by the letter ‘I’…it’s a wine worth celebrating!
Speaking of celebrating. . .tonight we give a birthday shout-out to our good friend Kris from Kerrville. . .Happy Birthday, Kris. . .we’re sorry Big Blue didn’t win the NCAA Championship, but you should still be proud of their efforts—even at your age!!! All the best.
Remember to enjoy your favorite wine responsibly and recycle whenever possible. Speaking of recycling, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a plug to a San Marcos event coming up on May 11th–the 4th Annual Texas Green Home & Living Show runs from 10 am to 4 pm and offers great ideas for saving green by going green–and recycling is just one of the answers!