Thursday, January 21, 2016
A boozy morning - for all the right reasons
Miss D. and I spent a few hours stocking up on wine and spirits to take to Texas with us - some to restock our own cellar, others as gifts and "Thank you!" tokens for friends.
We headed up to Clarksville first, to our old standby, Beachaven Winery. They make some seriously good wines there, and fortunately Miss D. shares my taste in them, so we can stock up on varieties we both enjoy. We've ended up with the equivalent of four and a half cases; two dozen whites (Chardonnay and Riesling), two dozen reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chambourcin), plus a few individual bottles of this and that. We'll be hosting our Texas friends for supper on a regular basis, I'm sure, and I'm looking forward to introducing them to the best wines we've found in Tennessee. (They, in turn, assure me that Texas has a very good selection of vineyards and some excellent vintages. Miss D. and I look forward to discovering them.)
From there we headed back to Nashville, to the famous Frugal Macdoogal liquor store. They have a nice selection of single malt Scotch whisky and imported wines and liqueurs, amongst other goodies. Old NFO has a pleasant surprise in store, and Lawdog's request that we keep our eyes open for a good ruby port and a nice Spanish Rioja has been fulfilled. We also indulged ourselves in a bottle of liqueur apiece for leisurely consumption over the next year or so. (Neither of us are heavy drinkers, but now and again we enjoy a shot of something pleasantly alcoholic with our postprandial coffee).
Now it's back to the packing and preparations for the move. There's a lot still to be done.