Yes, it’s true.  I am plum out of ideas for today’s blog post.  I spent nearly twelve hours working, I’m still in dress clothing (it’s 10.55p east coast time) and it’s pouring outside.

I did have an excellent meal with J & J for WeHangsDay (broccoli cheddar Stromboli, cherry tomatoes skewered on a toothpick with basil, mozzarella and prosciutto, asparagus wrapped elegantly in prosciutto as well and both grilled lightly, and one of my most favorite side dishes of all time ~ mashed cauliflower.  PS.  No one makes it like Jess.

I didn’t get the recipe this time, but I will post it sometime, because I kept eating it tonight, well after my tummy said ~ “We’re full!!”

It’s the eve of the man’s return, and my ‘to do’ list is a mile long (helped in part by my very lengthy work days of late).  So I thought I’d share another month’s worth of wine, drunk personally by myself and the man.  It’s short, but sweet.


May 2010

i.  Pillar Box Red

2007 Padthaway Australia


Blend: Shiraz 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 10%

Notes/Comments: Full, round, flavorful ~ juicy berry flavors, spicy, smooth. Very bold.

Grade: B+

(We actually went to other liquor stores besides the one near our home to purchase multiple bottles of this.  We drank a lot of Pillar Box Red 2007  in May.  And June!)


ii. Cabernet Sauvignon; Genesis by Hogue Cellars

2006 Columbia Valley, Washington


Notes/Comments: Bright berry & cherry flavors, touches of clove, cinnamon & cocoa. Stinky cheese nose, full/well-rounded Cab.

Grade: B


That’s all folks! (Told ya we drank a lot of Pillar Box Red!)