While in New York and Boston we tried many new wines but my favorite was the wine we had at a place called The Butcher Shop on Sunday night. They had a very unique wine list and our waitress recommended a Chinon. It was a 2006 and from France.
Sorry the picture isn’t the best, but I took it with my cell phone.
We told the waitress that we were all fans of Cabernet Sauvignon and this is what she recommended. All three of us enjoyed it. I look forward to trying another Chinon very soon!
Posted by Kate O. on Dec 7, 2009 in travel | 0 comments
I have always wanted to see New York City at Christmas time and finally got to do just that. Meredith and I flew up to New York early Saturday morning and met Adam at our hotel. Then we headed out to see all the decorations.
Unfortunately the weather was awful; originally we had thought it would be it would be snowing and we were excited. But instead it was raining and freezing! I was the only one that didn’t bring an umbrella with me so I’m pretty sure my hair froze to my head.
Just as the rain turned to snow we found a great wine bar and grabbed a table right by the window so that we could watch the snow fall. Then we headed out to find all of the fun Christmas decorations around the city. These pictures will be from Saturday night and Sunday morning:
Sorry, that’s all you get for now because I’m not on my own computer and this Mac is a little smarter than I am so I can’t figure out how to rotate pictures. Enjoy!
Last Wednesday we decided to start a tradition of eating dinner at Babe’s the night before Thanksgiving. It was kind of crazy idea because it is a TON of fried chicken and all you can eat vegetables. Nonetheless, our friend Matt wanted to go to a BYOB restaurant and enjoy some nice wines to kick off the holidays.
There were 8 of us and we had 6 bottles of tasty wine that didn’t survive the meal!
I took the 2004 Geyser Peak, Alexander Valley Meritage. Dad gave me this for my birthday last year and I had been holding on to it saving it for a fun occasion. It was very tasty and I was a bit hesitant to share it with everyone else, but I figured that was only fair if I wanted to try their wines. This Meritage was a very full bodied wine that would go with almost anything, including fried chicken.
Matt brought the 2005 D Cubed Zinfandel and it was one of the best Zinfandel’s I’ve ever had. It was unusually smooth but with a hint of spice. Though I think Matt’s description was the best, “It tastes like candy!”
Bill brought the 2007 Santa Carolina Carmenere. I had never heard of a Carmenere before but I really enjoyed the spiciness of this wine. It is from Chile and very similar to a Malbec in taste.
Meredith brought the Ghost Pines Merlot. When we went to Napa last summer we saw the Ghost Pines at Louis Martini. I have bought and tried the Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon but I didn’t realize they also produced a Merlot. I am not typically a Merlot fan but I actually liked this better than the Ghost Pines Cab. I’ll have to be on the lookout for this one because they are typically pretty well priced.
Beth brought the 2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon. This is great wine to keep around the house because it has great flavors, goes with everything and it is under $10.
Paige brought the Mirassou Chardonnay. I am not the biggest Chardonnay fan these days and in all honesty this was the last wine I tasted that night. But with that being said this Chardonnay wasn’t too bad.
As you can see we had some great wine, but more importantly we had a great time with good friends and good food!
Posted by Kate O. on Dec 1, 2009 in me | 0 comments
We’ve had a Wii for about a year and a half, thanks to my dad. . .but we haven’t really played with it in quite some time. We really only had a few discs, a lot of multi-game discs and then “Cooking with Mama.” That was until the weekend before Thanksgiving when I learned that Super Mario Brothers had been released for the Wii. . .
My friend Lacee rented it from Blockbuster after we saw a preview for it before the midnight showing of New Moon we went to. She started playing it and invited me over. . .after a few hours of playing I was hooked and went straight to Target on my way home to buy it.
I was a little surprised when the Target employee asked me, “Are you sure you want to buy that?” I said yes. “Really, you’re sure?” What the heck?? Should he really be trying to talk me out of spending my money?
I have been playing constantly. . .though I haven’t made it very far. I’ve gotten sidetracked with the idea of building up a large buffer of lives. . .I think currently I have 71. . .that way I don’t have to be so nervous when it takes a few attempts to complete a level.
Here’s a little video preview for you, just hearing the music makes me want to play! So if I’m a slacker with the blogging thing again. . .this is the reason why!