Mmmm… vino! Last night Lisa and I headed down to Philly to meet up with some of my family for dinner at my sister Suzanne’s house. She, Alex (her husband) and their kids moved in there quite a bit ago and I have yet to actually see the place. When you have a large family you tend to all meet centrally (at, say, your parents’ house) rather than each others’ houses. It was great to see them and dinner was of course wonderful, but afterward was the real treat. My mom, sister Kathleen, Lisa, and I all headed out to the Chaddsford Winery for a tasting of the lastest vintage (and some older award winners).
It was my first real wine tasting and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Now Lisa and I will be planning to hit more when we have the opportunity (perhaps at The Goldhawk in May). There were some magnificent hot hors d’oeuvres as well as cheese and crackers to help out our palates as we sampled various wines. It is a great experience to talk to people truly knowledgeable regarding wines and how they are made. I picked up some more information on a topic I love, as well as more bottles of those darned fermented grapes. But these are just the beginning as Kathleen and I plan to split at least one more case depending on what styles we like best.
I want to talk more about the wines I tasted, but I don’t have the time right now. Actually, my plan is to create a whole section on the wines currently in my “cellar” and any other that I get a chance to sample. We’ll see when I have the opportunity for that.