The weather in St. Louis was unseasonably warm over the last few days, which caused my allergies to go haywire. I know I'm not the only one. After what must have been my 12th sneeze in a row last night, Doug asked me what I wanted to drink. I knew he meant wine, & after a bit of consideration, I declined.
Yes, you read that correctly. I said "no" to wine.
I figured it would be a waste of a decent bottle if we opened one. Even after an overdose of Sinex, my senses of smell & taste were questionable. Since Doug wasn't suffering from anything other than a long day, he still wanted wine. Fair enough.
It was during our search for a bottle that Doug A) wanted to drink & B) that I really didn't care about (remember, he calls me the wine warden for a reason), I came to a sudden & somewhat surprising realization...
Me: "Holy shit! We don't have a single bottle of Merlot!"
Doug: "That's weird. We like Merlot."
Me: "Yes, we do! How in the hell did that happen?"
Doug had no answer other than the problem is easy to fix, & then he decided on a bottle of Argentinian Chardonnay that my boss sent me home with one day. Just one of the perks of my job. ( Just a warning - I'm about to go slightly off-topic. Big shock.) Anyway, he opened it up & I was actually able to smell & taste it....but only because it smelled exactly like banana taffy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that's a good thing in a Chardonnay. Waaaay too much banana. Besides that, the finish was really weird. Doug disagreed, so he poured himself a glass.
About 15 minutes later, after I'd poured myself a Diet Coke & lime flavored rum (not bad!), Doug declared that I was right, the finish sucked & that it's a good thing that my company didn't pick up that line. I'm not right very often, but man....I really like it when I am.
Enough of my digression. Back to Merlot.
I woke up this morning & found myself thinking about our lack of Merlot. I just get like that sometimes. Luckily for me, I happen to work in a warehouse full of wine, so guess what I brought home? You guessed it - a bottle of Merlot.
My sinuses are much better tonight, so yay! We're drinking wine. I guess we both had Merlot on the brain because that's exactly what we're drinking right now. And it's lovely. And we're happy.
And now we have no more Merlot.
If that's not enough, after reading another blog, I've realized we also don't have any Petite Sirah.
Here we go again...
Madrigal Napa Valley 2011 Zinfandel
8 hours ago