Just finished roasting some grape tomatoes with harissa olive olive (and testing a new phone app for posts) WordPress for Windows app.
Some wisdom from the patio in Arizona: Everyone has an opinion on the perfect martini – how dry, dirty or not, favorite gin, olive, lemon twist or cocktail onion, etc. We should just follow the advice of the great Noel Coward (a true man among men), “A perfect martini should be made by filling a…
Grilled a beautiful T-Bone for dinner and sipped on Beat Single Malt Whiskey (Djinn Spirits, Nashua, NH – batch 1, aged for one year in 15 gallon barrels). Nice smokiness and spice, paired great with a medium rare steak. (Djinn Spirits in the news)
Enjoying The Calling IPA (Boulevard Brewing. Kansas City) at the Liquor Factory in Casa Grande, AZ.
Enjoying the Arizona winter on the patio with a bottle of Saeculum Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (2013, Rolling View Vineyard, Cochise County, Arizona)
Celebrated New Years Eve with friends for food and drink at a community party then came home early. Celebrated the passing of the year by opening a bottle of WineSmith 2007 Cabernet Franc (14.5% ABV, Winesmith Cellars, Lake County, Sebastopol, CA)
A good friend, John Temchack from Labelle Winery in New Hampshire, came to visit for Christmas and brought me a bottle (batch 1, a 6 barrel batch) of bourbon from Flag Hill in Lee, New Hampshire. Flag Hill makes some excellent wines that I have tried in the past. Had a chance to crack it…
Recently discovered (thanks to messynessychic.com) my most favorite place to “window shop” for old, rare and vintage wine and booze – Finest & Rarest, part of Oxygenee LTD. I say window shop because there is no way in hell I could afford one of these bottles. Maybe someday I will win the lottery but until…
Sun going down, listening to cool jazz via Pandora and enjoying The Stump Jump (d’Arenberg Pty Ltd, Australia, 2011) a nice blend of Grenache (46%), Shiraz (39% and Mourvedre (15%). Don’t let the screw top fool you, it is a nice sipping red for a relaxing evening.
Enjoyed a glass of Bodega Pierce Chardonnay (2014, Arizona) while grilling hamburgers served on Mexican bolillo rolls.
Busy day so far…turkey in the oven, my special cranberries with red wine and orange made and in the fridge, full update of Windows 10 on the desktop (tablet still in progress) and drinking enough coffee that I am considering putting it into an IV drip for the direct effect.