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.