Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Visit to the Loire Valley

Wine Wisdom
Resist the desire to have a glass of wine no matter what. The wine on the flight over, in coach, was probably the worst I’ve had since Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill. I will not say who made it. But if you went to the grocery store and found the absolute cheapest Cabernet Sauvignon out of California, in little screwcap bottles, then you’re in the ballpark. But I drank it anyway thinking it would help me sleep. However I neglected to inform the screaming child across the aisle of my intentions. Or the women standing close by who apparently had blocked ears because they were yelling over the hum of the engines. And then there was the call-bell-ringing person…whoever it was. Moral of the story – Bad wine is always a mistake.

But never mind. Sancerre is charming and there's a place to try crisp Sauvignon Blanc and delicate Pinot Noir on every corner.