For those of you who didn’t know already, I’m a bit of a wine person. White’s okay, but I love a good sparkling or red. My local wine shop suggested these two blends to accompany a spicy jambalaya I made a while ago. I already knew about the Ménage a Trois, but I hadn’t tried the Apothic Red before. When I heard the news of Sandy’s imminent landfall, I hightailed it back to the shop to buy two more bottles.
Apparently I’m not alone. While hurricane preparation in Texas involves lots of water bottles (which I did buy this time, in addition to my wine), boarded up windows (nobody owns their homes here, so no one has custom-cut plywood for their two story houses), and preventative tree-trimming, hurricane preparation in NYC tends to involve a little water and a lot of wine and gourmet food. Or maybe that’s just the foodie set.
Besides hurricanes, both wines are good for a quick weekday night go-to, or for those of us whose palates need a little more than the six dollar bottles at Duane Reade, but don’t really appreciate the more expensive wines yet.