In lieu of my usual Lame Post Friday, I shall offer a brief shout-out to a local liquor store and a California winery. I went to a wine tasting at Valley Wine and Liquor in Herkimer which featured Michael David Winery of Lodi, California.
I often go to Valley Wine and Liquor on a Friday, because they often offer a tasting. I often take notes, thinking I might make a blog post, then don’t. Today I will. Steven was off work, so our friend Kim picked both of us up at five, and we made our way to Valley Wine and Liquor. Kim was disappointed when we found out they were sampling four dry red wines, because she likes sweet, but I said, “I will try them all!”
The first one we tried was the Earthquake Zinfandel. I pronounced it “yummy,” which regular readers know is my highest accolade. We also tried Petite Petit, a blend of Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot; 6th Sense Syrah; and Ink Blot, a Cabernet Franc. Steven liked them all. My favorite was the Zinfandel with the Ink Blot in second place. We decided to purchase the Petite Petit, because the label featured two elephants. My sister, Diane, collects elephants. I said we would buy it and save it till we got together with Diane.
“We’d better get together with her soon,” Steven said.
Kim and I plan to return tomorrow afternoon, when they are sampling Swedish Hill Winery, a New York State winery I have been to more than once. Most of their wines are sweet, so Kim will be happy. If I don’t like the wine, at least I can write another blog post.