13 Nov 2009
I am totally excited to post my first video blog. Welcome to EPISODE 1 – November 13, 2009. Inside, I provide some basic introductions and a quick review of a 2007 Red Diamond Merlot from WA. Not a bad wine for $7.
- Taste: Big, fruity, bold
- Flavor: Cherry, Plum, Vanilla, hints of Cocoa and Caramel
- Finish: Mild tanins, mildy acidic
- Rating to Price ratio: 3 out of 5
Check out the video and provide your comments. It’ll take me a few more days to set up my first ‘on the street’ nectarview.
Thanks for watching drink happy
12 Nov 2009
Tonight we went out to dinner celebrate my mom’s 56th birthday – happy birthday mom! The wine list was short, and the dinner menu was basic (baked spaghetti, lasagna, turkey dinner, sandwiches, etc). The quality of the food was fantastic. We ordered a bottle of a generic Merlot, but they were out. Not much else on the list jumped out but we decided to try the Covey Run Cabernet Merlot blend ($18). My mom and I had the baked spaghetti and my wife (the other wine drinker) had whiskey burger.
The wine arrived before dinner. The nose wasn’t overwhelming, but the glasses were not great for swirling to get more air into the wine. The only thing that jumped off of the smell was a musky cherry smell and a hint of black pepper. The taste was good, but not great. Not really recommended as a sipping wine. Once the food came, it had a really nice balance with the garlic bread and the red pasta sauce. With food is where this Washington Wine (Zillah) comes alive.
After dinner we came home, played a little Roulette game we brought home from Vegas and watched Glee!
I’m excited to report that I purchased my Flip Video Cam from Radio Shack for only $99. I’ll be setting up my first ‘nectarview’ in due time. Tomorrow, you’ll have to endure an introductory test run of me in my office. We’ll see what popular children’s cartoon character you can spot in my office.
DOTD: Covey Run Cabernet Merlot Blend (about $12 retail) YOU?