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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Quaff this: Long dogs and gazelles

Another weekend of great wines and good times. The parentals came up Friday night for the weekend, to mind the Doodle while Hubby and I played softball all day on Saturday. (Three games, two of which we won, landing us third place in the tournament standings. wOOt! Then we rocked the house with karaoke at the end-of-year banquet, closing the place down with the customary slurred rendition of "Friends in Low Places". Even yours truly got up to sing!)

Given that M&D sacrificed a weekend otherwise spent in the quiet oasis of their home, we owed them a good meal and wine, at the very least. Hubby did up his fish italiano and the best bruschetta outside of Italy, I served a warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart peach n' blueberry cobbler, and we toasted it all with a few noteworthy wines: Long Dog 2006 Pinot Gris (Prince Edward County), which was mellow, a bit viscous and full of good pear-ish fruit and floral notes; and Gazela Vinho Verde (Portugal), which had this dazzling silver-y colour, a nose full of peach and grassy tones, and lots of fizz and zesty citrus on the tongue. The latter is definitely a summer sipping wine, or a good low-alcohol base for white wine sangria.

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