Well, yes and no. Yesterday was a bit goofy for me. This past week or so has been a bit goofy for me. I can attribute that to anything. But in the beginning and the end, we have control over how he handle experiences and situations that are thrown at us. Life throws us a lot of things. We adapt, persevere, and we sometimes say everything is going to be ok.
I keep telling myself that, but I have to feel it too. Where did the summer go? I’m already seeing pumpkin stuff slowly showing up, and that worries me, to the point I forget about all the things I said in the first paragraph.
This is still summer, and I’m going to be talking about these kinds of spiritually healing and fulfilling wines for as long as it feels right and it feels right. Yes, I know what I just said.
So as to not be overwhelmed, I shared this bottle with good friends and with good food. That’s a recurring theme of this, and of life.
And to be able to sit outside while the weather is still in our favor is a testament to the good in this universe.
When I spotted this beautiful label of an owl at one of my favorite wine shoppes, The Wine Source, at the sale price of $8, it would be a catastrophe if I didn’t grab one, at least.
The Verdejo wine from Sabeo out of Rueda, Spain looked amazing on the surface, which can lead to all kinds of mixed results. But I had a sense about this. The golden crisp color of the wine evoked positive energy, without ever even opening the bottle. And whatever you think of owls, you can’t help but think this is one of the more artistic and stand out labels you’re going to see.
But as we all know, a label is not going to tell you anything about how the wine tastes. That’s too idealistic and too much of a beginner way of thinking. However, in many ways this journey of my love for wine will always make me feel like a beginner.
Thankfully, everything I said earlier is true. This is a marvel, and for how little I paid for it, I felt like I was stealing. Regular price goes for about $10, yet I would pay more for this.
This can be savored alone, with great company, and with great food. All the generalities in life do apply, but mainly the positive ones.
If memory serves me correctly, this is the first time I’ve ever had this grape. I’m so happy this is how it begins for me, and I feel spoiled and blessed in many ways. There’s flavors of lemon, lime, and maybe a hint of melon in this wine that could make many non-wine drinkers even a fan. It just has that aura yet welcoming feel about it. It’s approachable, endearing, and it’s a heck of a wine.
Versatility is important in life, and definitely helps with pairing wine and food. This wine has it all. It complemented this amazing meal of chicken & vegetable kabobs cooked over the grill, along with homemade Tzatziki that it brought back memories of childhood, family, and happiness that transcend any headaches and complaints I referenced earlier.
And a larger-than-life firepit always helps….
These are memories that will be ongoing, as new ones are created and nostalgia sets in immediately. Living in the moment yet appreciating everything that’s going on makes anything, including a wonderful dinner, that much more of a notable place and time.
I’ve spent many dinners with my friends (and written about many, not all…) and I’m so grateful that the stories keep growing, evolving, yet the constant of joy, happiness, and harmony remain.
Sometimes drawing then filling in the blanks is just fine..
To many more.