Posts Tagged ‘Pastora Amontillado Sherry’

That would be SWEET!

September 26, 2011

I’ve never been one to have a sweet tooth…

I rarely order dessert.  When I do, I usually share it.

When folks try to share dessert with me, I often turn it down.

When folks get all pushy with dessert, I eventually say yes… only to sneakily throw the dessert away when nobody is looking.

I’m just not a dessert kind of guy.

But…

Recently… and I don’t know why…

Recently, I’ve been obsessed with dessert wine.

I haven’t been drinking much of it… mind you…

I’ve just been obsessing about the idea of it…

I can picture myself in a smoking jacket with a splash of something strong and sweet in my glass.  Reading a good book.  Listening to classical music.  It sounds mother #@*%ing classy.

Recently, I have also been reading a lot of ENOFYLZ (a wine blog my Martin Redmond, the self-professed “Wine Drinkin’ Fool”).  In the blog, Martin has been writing a lot about dessert wines… and it has been getting me pumped!

So here is my plan now…

Whenever I am out to dinner, and I’m thinking about some dessert, I’m gonna order me some dessert wine…

The other night, I finished off my meal at Bubbles Wine Bar with this…

Chateau Grand Piquey 2007 Sauternes

I was really stoked on this Chateau Grand Piquey 2007 Sauternes.  Primarily made from the Semillon, the grapes in Sauternes are allowed to hang on the vine until “noble rot” sets in.  The noble rot (Botrytis fungus) sucks out water from the grapes, leaving concentrated sugar for the dessert wine.  The fungus itself also gives the wine a yeasty type of flavor.  Good stuff!

The other night, Kara needed sherry for a recipe, so I picked up this…

Pastora Amontillado Sherry

This Pastora Amontillado Sherry is a medium dry, oak-aged, fortified dessert wine.  Imagine a sweet whiskey with a lot less alcohol.

It’s not bad.  I like it, but sherry seems to be much more of an acquired taste.

The sherry got me thinking…

I’ve known of sherry my entire life, but in almost 33 years on this planet, I’ve never had any until this week.  In fact, I don’t think I know anybody my age that drinks sherry…

Anybody!

So I’m wondering…

Does anybody out there drink sherry?

If so, how old are you?

Is it a generational thing, or am I just trippin’?

Please leave a comment, and let me know.

That would be SWEET!

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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