Sunday, February 10, 2008

Where's The Wine


Leaving you with one last glass of wine which, I know, is empty. It was that good! But before I go, let me tell you about the wine I had last evening! In the previous wine post, I told you about a wine from Banfi. Well, heading down the wine aisle in the Italian section, I found another great inexpensive (under $12.00) wine by Banfi. The 2006 Fumaio white wine from Tuscany is a little gem loaded with vibrant fruit flavors. Fumaio is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Chardonnay. Interesting, as I have not found many wines with that combination. The prominent partner here to me was the Sauvignon Blanc as the wine had that nice citrus spark of grapefruit to it and also a lovely melon flavor was present on the palate. The Chardonnay’s contribution to this blend was a nice round body with no taste of oak, as it was aged in stainless steel tanks. The finish was long and satisfying but my taste buds were shouting for more just a few minutes after my first sip! A great wine to start the end of your day!

I am leaving you for the week as the gang from the freezing north is coming south this week for some warm sunshine, cold beer, satisfying wines and a good time. My brother, his girlfriend and another couple who we are good friends with are arriving tomorrow. I am so ready for a “play week” and am excited! Key West is such a neat little diversified town and a great place to play tourist! Photos to follow!


On a closing note, when I return, maybe these little baby bean blossoms will have matured into the real thing, Kentucky Pole Beans, in Key West!!!

Have a good week everyone and I will catch up with you in a week or so!
Cheers!

8 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Have a wonderful time with your friends and family Deb :D

Lannae said...

OMG! I hope you have a wonderfully warm time with the OH family! I just ran outside today, fighting cold air and wind chill of below freezing. I am still cold. So, I bet the OH family is going to love the warmth in the Keys.

And that bean bloom - it is quite beautiful. I am a bit jealous you have those now, and we still have cold earth.

sher said...

I bet people want to visit you all the time. Great wines and conversation--and pole beans. Already? :):)

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culinography said...

I think I'm going to have to keep an eye out for this one... sounds tasty!

jen said...

Have a lovely time with friends and family :-) Let us know about any cooking you get up to!

eatme_delicious said...

Have a great week with your friends and family. :)

Nora B. said...

Have fun with your guests. You must be a proud mama with those little baby bean blossoms looking healthy. "see" you next week.

X Nora