Confession. We actually opened this wine on a Wednesday. It was a very good Wednesday.
My middle daughter had begged me to be a chaperone on the annual Classics Day field trip held at the University of Oklahoma. Unbeknownst to me, my shrewd girl had an agenda. One, get out of school and two, meet up and hang out with her sister who attends OU. In order to accomplish this, my daughter talked her Latin teacher into letting us drive separately by using me as Chaperone bait. There’s usually a scarcity of parents for any high school field trips so I was a welcome addition. However, my girl’s ace in the hole was a packed field trip bus. In the end, she got her wish; the sisters got to meet up for the afternoon and the college girl got a free lunch.
One highlight of Classics Day was the presenter on the history of Greek Warfare. His vast knowledge of Greek history kept the students extremely engaged. However, I think the real reason for their rapt attention was the sharp, shiny weaponry and the fact he was built like a Gladiator. Turns out, his other passion is body building. What’s that old saying? You can never judge a book by its cover? The combo definitely works in his favor!
The other reason I wanted to open a bottle was the fact I went on a field trip with my daughter and didn’t do anything to embarrass her in front of her peers. This might be silly, but trust me, any public outings where my kids don’t roll their eyes over my behavior is a rare event. This may not be reason enough for celebration in your house, but where I live, Teenlandia, it’s practically a National Holiday.
In celebration, I picked up Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 California. It’s a consistent everyday wine at around $11 and has a nice smooth blend of cherries, plums and vanilla. Plus, Bogle Wines are everywhere so those rare occasions you have an eye rolling-free experience with a teenager, you can celebrate without breaking the bank. Cheers!