Friday, June 20, 2008

Where do you buy your wine?

Just wondering -- where do you buy your wine?

I know in some cities/towns/states, you are able to purchase wine in the supermarket. Where I grew up, our town didn't allow it -- but a few neighboring towns did.... this seemed really cool.

As I became more interested in wine, I realized that "supermarket wines" were typically limited to the Riunites of the world -- but, in recent years some of the supermarket chains have really expanded their wine offerings.

Wine shops aren't as predominant in some areas as in others -- although some liquor stores have wine shops within.....

So, I'm wondering -- where do you buy your wine?

Supermarket ?

Specialty Wine Shop?


Liquor Store?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Sippers

I may try to find a couple of these.....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaack

No, this is not my child

That's right friends..... I'm back.

My gorgeous son was born happy and healthy last week -- and now that I've stopped taking the pain meds.... I've been ceremoniously drop kicked off the wagon and I'm ready to start talking about wines, beers....... or booze of any description.

For some people, giving up alcohol during pregnancy is difficult..... I have to be honest -- it's never been a problem for me. It seems like the minute I get pregnant the scent (or even the sight) of wine, beer or liquor just turns my stomach -- so, abstaining is no problem at all.... but I'm glad to be back in the land of adult beverages.

It seems that traffic here has been light as of late, so I'm hoping to give the group a jump start and get us drinking again........ so, the new assignment is:

Share your favorite summertime cocktail..... it can be wine -- or, if you prefer...... it can be beer or a mixed drink..... whatever you enjoy during the dog-days-of-summer or as we say here in New England dawg-days-of-summah

I have lots of favorite summer cocktails -- but one that is super refreshing and simple -- Malibu Rum and Pineapple Juice. I caution you against putting this concoction into the blender.... my friend and I tried this in an intoxicated state and it forms a meringue of sorts. I like this cocktail because it's light and refreshing but not too strong.