Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MMMMMM.... Vino.....

OK, so my friend Beki blogged about having a nice glass last night..... and made my mouth water just looking at her picture!

It's been a while since I've had a REALLY nice glass.... actually about a year. I SOOO fell in love with the local (but alas, non-importable) table wines that we had at some of the smaller restaurants in Italy. They were the Be All and End All of great red wine... My tastes probably aren't the most sophisticated, but I know what's good with a perfect cut of steak or carbonara... and folks... I'm sorry to say... it's not ANYTHING you'll find over here in the states. Even the vineyard that we visited in Provence had a (gasp) great WHITE.... (double gasp!!!) It was truly brilliant... but I digress....

One of my favorite shops here in Mandeville is
Martin's. They have a very knowledgeable staff and have never lead me wrong. This is my favorite Pinot Noir.

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So,... if you ever run across it.... buy it by the case... it's THAT good. Not super cheap, but fantastic.

Might have to go pay a visit to Martin's today......

Have a lovely day, and join me for a glass (or 3) in spirit, tonight!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hi Holly!
Lovin' your blog.. and esp the pics of your studio!! I'll have to send you pics of mine.. our organization styles are very similar.. yikes! haha

Take care~
stephanie

beki said...

Matt is the Pinot lover of the family, I'll have to be on the look out for him.

Tine said...

I will join you, but I will have to drink soda!
Alcohol interferes with medicine I take, so none for me :-(

Baby Go Retro said...

Hi Holly! Try Sterling vino..it is delicious..haven't had a bad glass yet...I just wanted to pop over and say Thank you so much for your blog post..not harsh at all..believe me I wanted to do unspeakables to the kids that bullied mine and to the bus driver..I will be updating the blog tomorrow because the news is FANTASTIC..I am honestly proud of the school and I never thought I would ever be proud of a school..ever! I was one of those punk girls in the 80's so that tells you school wasn't my forte! I really appreciate your input and definately every parent should SPEAK up if they even think their little one is being bullied ever..and I am loving your blog! Your pin cushions are fab!! Your studio looks perfectly organized and lovely..wanna come organize me! Thanks so much again..Sheila

Tonya said...

I don't drink, but you almost make me want to try a glass : )

Holly said...

Tonya, you have 7 kids and you're not drinking yet? I am REALLY impressed! LOL!!!! Just kidding... I'm not a huge drinker either, but I do like a good glass of wine...Particularly if there's steak or Italian being served! and occasionally a good margarita if we're out at our favorite Mexican place. :-)... my limit is 2 med. sized ones though.... I've tried 3.... it's not pretty!