So yeah, it's been a while since I've done a Friday Wine Goodness post, huh? Here it is the middle of October, and its fark-doodling cold outside, which sort of inhibits my desire for a lovely glass of chardonnay at 5pm. But! Easy fix! In cold weather, I just switch to red wine. It's like moving the air control levers on the vent system from summer to winter, if you have a two story house. My husband The Southerner calls it switching from clear liquor season to brown liquor season. Same diff.
My current favorite red right now is the Bogle Petite Syrah. Its not new or anything, but its yummy. I'm also a good friend to the Sterling Cabernet. And there's the old standby, the Francis Ford Coppola Claret. Guy can make good movies, and apparently good wines, too. Or maybe he just lucked out and bought the right piece of investment property in the Santa Clara valley. Who knows.
The song Red Red Wine comes to mind for me this time of year, not just because of the seasonal switch from white to red, but because the UB40 version was a favorite song of this guy, and it reminds me of that time in my life. Which is weird, because I love the song, it's so happy and carefree, but a wee bit of a downer, too.
Anyway, drink up, my friends. Despite the cold weather and the melancholy memories, I really like October, it is just bittersweet. It is also the month of my wedding anniversary, a completely different and still being written chapter in my life. Fourteen years, baby. October is trees turning orange and red and the smell of wood burning fireplaces in the neighborhood while I walk the dog, and pumpkins and mums, turtleneck sweaters, and of course, the wearing of my favorite coat, The Pink Wool Double-breasted Dress Coat.
We're supposed to get a break in this early chill this weekend, it might hit 60 on Saturday. And Where The Wild Things Are is out in theaters. Squee!
Life is good.