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I reject the merlot backlash (thanks Sideways...) [Jul. 28th, 2008|08:58 pm]
a heart that's full up like a landfill

You Are Merlot

Smooth, confident, and popular - you're the type most likely to order wine for the whole group.

You seem to breeze through life on your intuition and wit. And no one seems to mind!

You're comfortable in any social situation you find yourself in, and you never feel outclassed.

And while you live a charmed life, you never let it go to your head. You are truly down to earth and a great friend.

Deep down you are: Balanced and mature

Your partying style: Surprisingly wild... when you let loose, you really let loose

Your company is enjoyed best with: Some greasy pizza

What Kind of Wine Are You?

Last week for F's last night in MN I made a trio of hors d'oeuvres and paired it with a trio of Barbera wines for a mini tasting. The food menu was as such:
  • peaches lightly marinated in tarragon vinegar (trust me on this) wrapped with prosciutto and basil
  • "Greek cheese rolls" (trio of Greek cheeses with herbs and sundried tomatoes wrapped in phyllo dough)
  • crostini on the grill topped with goat cheese and orange and thyme spiked green olives
I wish I would have written down the Barberas, but if I remember correctly the Marchesi di Barolo Barbera was way too acidic and the least favorite, then it was initally a toss-up between the Icardi and the Michelle Chiarlo, but I ended up agreeing with F that the Icardi won, as it was the most balanced with the most subtleties.

Moral of story: I live for wine tastings (even mini ones) and entertaining with delicious food.

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