Episode 192 – ‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas

Episode 192 – ‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas Episode 192 – ‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas

T’was the Friday before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.            

The glasses were polished and ready to shine,

For a gathering of loved ones and glasses of wine. 

The decanter was lustrous, the corkscrew at hand,

Anticipation was building, a magical plan.

With laughter and stories, the night would unfold,

In the warmth and camaraderie, a tale to be told.

Shelley and Phil raised their glass, gave a toast with delight,

And away went the corks, popping open the night.

But we heard them declare, as they closed this rhyme,

#HappyFriday to all! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #EnoughSkullduggery #BoxingDay101 

Wines featured this episode:

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors:  Eternal Wine and Naked Wines!

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*Check out The (Almost) Tragic Story of Carménère by Eternal Wine by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucKOK6oRKVs

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The CDA Gourmet Wine Word of the WeekVegetal

Some wines contain elements in their smell and taste which are reminiscent of plants and vegetables. In Cabernet Sauvignon a small amount of this vegetal quality is said to be part of varietal character. But when the vegetal element takes over, or when it shows up in wines in which it does not belong, those wines are considered flawed. Wine scientists have been able to identify the chemical constituent that makes wines smell like asparagus and bell peppers.

CDA Gourmet: Are you looking to elevate your kitchen? You need to check out CDA Gourmet! Located in Midtown Coeur d’Alene, CDA Gourmet offers a diverse mix of flavor enhancing product as well as the tools to make it all happen. All Christmas items are 20% off and select Le Creuset is 30% until the end of the month! Make every meal a special event. Visit https://www.cdagourmet.com for more information or call 208-551-2364. CDA Gourmet: Your kitchen elevated.

Mentions:  Liz Keyser, Rocky Pond Winery, Bottle Joy, Matt & Brenda Sparkman, John Bookwalter, Edward Holmes.

Wines we enjoyed this week: Les Combelles Côtes-du-Rhône, Latitude 38 Chardonnay, Roblar Chardonnay, Ely Chardonnay, Brook & Bull Malbec. And…

…our top three: Veer Carménère, J. Bookwalter Protagonist, Tolaini Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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