Wednesday, August 15, 2007



I know, I know. No blogging about crafts, or food, or the garden. I told you I get easily distracted.

I’ve been promising to tell you about the champagne from our trip to Castine. Really, it just was the best I’ve ever tasted in my life. I don’t know a lot about wine, but I’m trying to learn. Abu knows more than I do, and he’s helping, and I’m trying to read more, and try more. I like reds, mostly, and I like them big and fairly dry. I tend to really enjoy traditional French wines; Cabernet and Bordeaux are my two favorites. We’ve been trying a lot of Spanish and Chilean wines lately, and have found those very good. Often they have some spicy and chocolate under notes that I find very appealing. At any rate, while in Maine we met this fantastic couple from just outside of Melbourne, Australia. Phil and Rochelle are very warm and funny, well-traveled and intelligent. And, just our luck, Phil is a master wine-maker! They had brought a couple of bottles with them from last year, and the final Friday we were in Maine, we got to try their bubbly. God, I wish there was a way to buy it here in the states!

Keep an eye on the winery and label. If you can find a bottle anywhere, pick it up. You can read more about it here.


Koi said...

That is very interesting. I totally feel like I've had willow creek since I always keep my eye out for Australian's a Cartwright thing. Am I crazy is it not available here in the states?

razmarie said...

Hmm...don't know. Maybe you've got an inside scoop that none of us know about. Try and find out if you can. I checked their web site and didn't see any way of buying in the good ol' USA, but, then again, I'm a space cadet.

Koi said...

Most likely I'm the space cadet...because as you know fine wine isn't exactly my thing. Did someone say tequilla?

razmarie said...

Only on the weekends.