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MAN IT'S HOT OUT THERE!!

Carrying what feels like 87lbs. of shit home from the store in this heat can make a normanlly happy person rather homicidal.
body? what body?
I did get a delightful albeit impromptu lesson in wines at the liquor store today.
'Stewart' the store's wine expert, gave me quite the lesson on reds and whites and I'm thrilled to know that based on what I had in my arms, he thought I knew what I was doing.
I've got a nice semillon-chardonnay chilling for later this evening.
And a mid-range chardonnay by 'Quail's Gate' that he said I shouldn't share but savour alone.

He also was practically giddy sharing the latest trend in white wine in like fifteen years: Viognier grapes...they're the new black!!!
I've got it chilling right now and can't wait to try it.

He's also given me the wonderful idea of having a wine tasting party.
A 'vertical' tasting or a 'horizontal' tasting. [get your minds out of those gutters]
He's even offered to help select the brands and types we sample.

If anyone's curious:
Vertical tasting is buying three or four bottles from the same vineyard that increase in price (quality too apparently).
Horizontal tasting is buying wine from three or four different wineries in the same price range to compare the differences.

Can't wait to try this out. (I may end up doing it alone, but I think I could convince a couple of people to join me.)
Let's see...Summer wine tasting should be for whites? Fall for rosés? Winter for reds? Spring for sparkling wines?
Hmmm, I'll have to track down Liquor Store Stewart and ask him.

Cheers!


and now to go hunting for CFTC pics'n'posts.

Comments

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tallories
Jul. 19th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen any recent pictures, but there are several posts here on LJ and in the JJB concerning today's Challenge events. :-)
chootoy
Jul. 19th, 2003 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
Sweetie! Thanks so much for telling me. You're adorable.

::hugs::

Consider yourself invited to my wine tasting party!!!

***ps: I found some of those posts and pictures!!!

They all look sunburned!!
Pass me the moisturizer, I'll cover the bits they can't quite reach themselves.

tallories
Jul. 19th, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
Sweetie! Thanks so much for telling me. You're adorable.

We non-CFTCers have to spread the love, y'know. Didja hear about poor JC? :-(

Consider yourself invited to my wine tasting party!!!

Yeah? Sweet. I'll see if I can find Lance and arrange for him to be our serving table...
ms_nerd
Jul. 19th, 2003 05:23 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
Ahem!! If there's any Lance licking involved, Ima gonna be there, too.

Mmmm... Lance
chootoy
Jul. 19th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
wine shots? hmmmmm, off Lance? hmmmmm,

I think I like the way you think girlfriend!
tallories
Jul. 21st, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
I'm sure there'll be plenty to go 'round. :-)
chootoy
Jul. 19th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
Didja hear about poor JC? :-(

What?! What happened? Time to troll LJ again.
you've got me worried
ms_nerd
Jul. 19th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
He got so sunburnt yesterday that he couldn't do the skills challenge today and rumour is he had to go to the hospital. But the hospital part is unconfirmed.
tallories
Jul. 21st, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: recent pictures
Lord, I need to reply to these faster. ;-) I'm sure you know by now - of course it's nothing overly serious - but the cutie fell asleep in the sun and burned himself to a crisp.

The good thing is, I expect this unfortunate incident to spark an explosion of JC ficlets 'round here... *g*
ms_nerd
Jul. 19th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
d00d!! It's fucking HOT!! I thought I was gonna die in my little Timmobile with no air. I had to go to Starbucks for frappuccinos TWICE! Imagine that. I'm broke now and can not afford my first mortgage payment as a result [g].

strandia
Jul. 19th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
A wine tasting party sounds FUN!
chootoy
Jul. 21st, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
What would you like to taste reds or whites?
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