Vacation by vintage

Before I left work for the holidays, my very generous manager bestowed on me a bottle of Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava Sparkling Wine. I haven’t tried it yet, but it comes in a nice bottle that is shaped somewhat like a cartoon stick of mutton.

It has become somewhat of a tradition to go to Silverlotus’s parents for Christmas turkey dinner. To mix things up a little, I brought along my bottle of 2002 Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Chardonnay. Last year we had Australian wine, but this is Ontario, and we make great wine too.

New Year’s Eve was uneventful – we ate appetizers stuffed with various cheeses, mushrooms and diced crabmeat while watching some stupid ghost show on W network.

Heather’s parents came over today to have a roast chicken with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cream corn and baked sweet potatoes.

So I end New Year’s Day by scanning my computer for viruses while sipping a glass of 1998 Peller Estates Limited Edition Founder’s Series Vidal Ice Wine. Y gave it to me as a gift years ago and it’s won a few awards in its day, so I’m glad I’ve finally had a go at it. It has a great bouquet that smells like apricots.

My sis also crashed at my place for a few days while she was in town. She also brought a bottle of Vineland VQA ice wine, although I promised to wait until she came back to TO so we can try it together.