Just in time for Thanksgiving, I got together with a couple of dear friends that have added so much delight and inspiration to the this blog. A relocation and a few life changes for all of us have separated us for the time being. Just recently we got back together for a reunion, and I’m so grateful it was before and not after the frenetic pace of the holidays.
Well, it’s already headed in that direction anyways. People’s schedules are already starting to fill up, calendar space is starting to come at a premium, and all the while we still need to take care of ourselves, in our daily lives, yet help whenever we can.
After a later start than usual, per elements of the universe factoring in, I brought a Malbec as requested, and I went with another audible. I went with a wine I’ve never seen or noticed before. It wasn’t so much the label or anything. And the label is alright too.. Well it did have the word ‘Club’ in it, so maybe I was paying homage to our dinner club I’ so thankful to be a part of.
The 2016 Asado Club Malbec is a simple and approachable kind of wine, that is not going to take the world over, but it was an enjoyable wine that once again, didn’t have a chance. I just love saying that.
This is exactly the medium to full bodied wine you would expect from a Malbec. It’s got the dark berries and tasted more earthy to me than I would have expected. But that’s it for the expert analysis. It’s a wine that seems elusive and aloof, for the fact I’ve never seen it before. I will give credit where it’s due in that regard.
Maybe it’s a wine that’s meant to be hidden in plain sight, and not found out right away. For that, I had to look hard to find a link to where you might be able to find this wine near you. At an average price of $10, it’s not going to hurt your bank account, or hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s a good wine that does it’s job.
I think my peers liked it more than I did. And I’m easy to please.
But what was even more pleasing was the meal my friends prepared. Seasoned and sauteed chicken, an incredible salad with sunflower seeds that really put it over the top, and squash slices with pomegranate seeds. And these guys have had some lavish meals in the past, with always awesome groups of people, which means plenty of wine and other libations have been brought, shared, and I will say decimated! Woohoo!
But this simple meal was just what everyone needed. I could have pieces of the squash till the end of time, and that salad is on my mind as I write this during breakfast. The chicken was great, but if even if you subtract that, it’s a vegetarian’s dream meal. This was yummy!
And in a way the wine paired with this perfectly.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Things are going to get crazy, whether or not we choose to allow it or see it. Some of us are better equipped (not sure about me) of handling the excitement, the stress, the errands, the impending shopping, the parties, and all of that other commotion. Yes, lots of commotion!
But many situations and events are also about peace and calm. Last night was exactly about that, peace and calm. Oh and plenty of wine drinking…
This was not the only bottle we had, so you can see we were enjoying ourselves, responsibly of course, knowing that we had some beautiful moments, and while the next month is going to be crazy, we will always be thankful for the quiet times, the crazy times, and all of the times.
I wish you and yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
Peace be with you…