Thursday, December 29, 2011

Closing 2011 nicely

Our week in Napa is coming to an end, and so is 2011.  I've repeatedly told my husband that because I led a good life we'd have good weather while in California.  It seems that I was right (once again, huh, Hubby?).  We've had beautiful sun every day.  It does get cool once the sun goes down, but compare to snowy weather like what is happening back home, this is a breeze.  I'll take this type of weather any day over snow and slush, but that's me.  Maybe it is a sign of me getting older, and if it is, darn it, I assume it!

Before coming here, I can't say I've drank wine.  I would, on a hot summer day, enjoy a few sips of Ernest & Julio's White Zinfandel - I've been told not to mention that name while in Napa - but that's about it.  Coming here wasn't my idea.  I've kept an open mind and did try some pairings of wine and food, and yes some were delicious.  We've been on wine tastings at different wineries and I have to say that I'm discovering new tastes.  I will say this, I'm not a red wine drinker (little steps!), but I did taste some really good whites, to the point that I've bought, not one but two bottles to bring home.

Napa is a beautiful region, there's lots to see and oh so many wines to taste and discover.  It was a good trip of exploration.  We rested some, ate well (most places), saw some beautiful scenery and enjoyed our time away from home.  This was a good way to wrap up 2011, I'd say...


flurrious said...

I'm not a big wine drinker, but in general I prefer reds to whites. Although if I ever become an alcoholic, I plan to be a classy one and only drink champagne cocktails.

Sounds like you had a lovely time, and I'm glad you got a little break from the cold weather.

cinnamon girl said...

I'm not a wine drinker either, except sometimes in winter when I make my own mulled wine. But I love cooking with wine! I usually have a bottle each of red and white around just for cooking with.