The one day I was home last week, I went into the basement to fetch a bottle of red wine. Holy cannoli! No red wine! Not a single bottle to be found. There were a few whites and even a bottle of â€œpinkâ€ for those who like â€œpinkâ€ wine. But, alas, no red.
I resolved that, upon my return to the Garden State, I would make a wine run and maybe, just maybe, pick up a bit of spirits as well.
After a morning walk, some backyard chores (blecch), a trip to the store to buy a new winter jacket, I finally hit the liquor store, which is just about one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, itâ€™s not shopping; itâ€™s an adventure
Seeing as how I donâ€™t have any interesting content in mind, I thought I would share with you the haul from the trip to the liquor store. They looooves me at the liquor store.
Ravenswood Merlot , 2002 (2 bottles)
Ravenswood Cabernet, 2002 (2 bottles) â€“ Had this one before. Primo.
Red Knot Shiraz, 2004, Australia
Muir Wood Syrah, 2000, California
Conte Priola Chianti, 2005, Italy
Twin Wells Shiraz, 2003, Australia
Toro, 2004 (Red from Spain â€“ tasted it in the store, cheap and pretty good)
Blackstone Syrah, 2003
Sangiovese Di Romagna, Riserva, 2002, Italy
St. Francis Merlot, 2001 (Always a fave)
Rombauer Merlot, 2001 (I love this one; a bit pricey, but, for a special occasion â€“ poifect!)
Chateau Reynella, McLaren Vale, Old Cave Fine Old Tawny Port (aged 12 years), Austraila (2 bottles) â€“ A house should never be without port.
Three Olives Chocolate Vodka (2 bottles) â€“ No surprise there.
Three Olives Vanilla Vodka (Based on my mondo positive experience with the chocolate, I have to give the vanilla a go, no? Abso-farookinâ€™-lutely.)
Cruzan Coconut Rum (Straight from the freezer â€“ very good!)