I was never much good at those “What did you do for XYZ Vacation?” reports. Inevitably, what I did was usually nothing (and it’s really hard to stretch out watching Conan the Barbarian into a multi-page essay). But here’s what I did for Memorial Day weekend.
Spent Saturday at beaches, and Sunday night grilling at my brother’s casa with basically the entire crew of family. Above is some chicken that I heard was delicious, but I filled up on burgers and Labatt’s beer (oh, update – my tounge has decided beer is palatable once again! woo hoo!), so I didn’t get to try any. We rubbed it the night before with some of the Caribbean spices Albany John’s brother gave us from his trip down there. I kind of like seeing the blue ‘vegetarian’ label on the background on the can of beans. I think it’s kind of funny or ironic or something.
On the way home, we stopped off at some store. I can’t really remember which, since I was sun-zonked-out, but found a cheapo bottle of wine. I used my family’s rigorous method for picking out a bottle of wine, which is thus: find the coolest looking bottle and go for it. And after being rather bohemian for the day, I decided that Bohemian Way Californa Pinot Grigio was the way to go. Also, not bad at $5.99 per bottle.
Here is the back label. It wasn’t too bad. Fairly crisp and citrus-y without being too tart. Mellowed a little bit after opening. Is gasoline-y a term used in wine tasting? Either way, it wasn’t really a bad thing, but there was/were some note(s) in it that really made me think of gasoline. Some kind of high note in the nose and maybe in the back of the tongue. Overall I found it rather refreshing. I bet this would make a pretty good white wine sangria or a spritzer.