A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Month: January 2018

Our Saturday Sips: 2014 Languedoc Rouge Cuvee

There are approximately three other wine experiences in the past month that I should be posting about by now but procrastination grips me. My baby brother and I had a long discussion on this familial trait recently due to the fact my middle daughter had posted the final draft of her 6 week research paper seconds before the midnight deadline.  She’d started writing it that afternoon. Procrastination runs deep in our family. But I would argue, and baby brother might agree, sometimes the best ideas are birthed at the last minute. Viva la Procrastination!

Anyway,  as my wine experiences have grown, the wine merchant Kermit Lynch has been one I’ve come to trust when picking an new wine. They import French and Italian wines often under the producer name or selected region in an effort to express a region’s terroir. That’s how I came to drink 2014 Languedoc Rouge.  It’s a blend or cuvée of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan sourced from the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

It poured dark with refreshing, ripe fruit, herbs and a subtle earthy quality. Supple and easy to drink.  The winemaker, Jean-Claude Zabalia, combines grapes from across the region so you get an overall snapshot of the soils and growing areas of Languedoc. Granted, it’s only a snapshot, but a very tasty one. Cheers!


Europe in a Whirlwind: Sparkling Paris

Home sweet home!

We finally arrived this morning at 2am Oklahoma time after flying 4000 miles and driving 3 hours from Dallas. Half of our group’s luggage, including yours truly, is hopefully on a flight from Atlanta today. Thankfully, Delta held our Atlanta to Dallas flight for us but the luggage was a no go. In the end, I was just grateful to sleep in my own bed. However, I woke up this morning with a part of my heart still in London. My jet lagged brain is giving me a hard time so until my body catches up, here’s the icing on our Paris trip.

The Eiffel Tower sparkles for five minutes at the top of each hour and it’s a beautiful sight to behold, even on a cold rainy day.

Bon Jour!

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