Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the "aging" time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.
Yours truly isn't completely innocent of wine overspeak, by the way. I vaguely recall - in the pre website-getting-hacked days - describing a Pinotage as "pugilistic."
After talking with a few folks and greeting old friends, the moment had arrived to taste the vodka. I don't know how the others felt, but I was very excited!
This is the time of year when the words “hot soup” can cause a smiling physical reaction. Even in Las Vegas it’s very cold (25°F when I left for work this morning), and the vision of curling up with a blanket and a bowl of hot soup is oh so comforting.
The little girl in me will always feel that the male of the species has cooties.
I, for one, raised a glass of wine in celebration. I hope that you did, too!
Was it genuine respect, damning with faint praise, or was I being overly skeptical of the tone of Wine Enthusiast's gushing press release? You tell me.
Jocularity aside, I was surprised at what I already knew, what I learned, and how I applied it in the final. I rock, frankly. And so I decided to celebrate.