For wine bloggers, he's interested in knowing what the best wine (bottle or glass) is that I've tasted in the last 30 days. I've tasted so many wines in that span that it's tough to say...but luckily I've got my handy dandy wine notebook to guide me.
Thumbing through, there are several contenders...but the winner is:
Roanoke Vineyards 2000 Merlot
I've had this wine several times in the past ten months, so it's not a new discovery, but a recent experience with the wine took the whole sipping experience to a new level. A few weekends ago, at Roanoke Vineyeards' tasting room, we met up with friends, some old (Matt and Maureen) and some new (Fred and Eileen) for "Wine 'til Nine" -- an event that happens every Saturday night at RV.
Basically they just stay open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays...and customers, family and friends (including the winemaker from Waters Crest Winery) come around to hang out, drink some fabulous wine, listen to music and just immerse themselves in wine country celebration.
Many factors contributed to the perfect wine moment.
- It was Ben's first visit to the wineries (he loved it once he relaxed a little)
- We always enjoy drinking wine with Matt and Moe (going to a couple wineries with them this weekend)
- It was a beautiful summer night among the vines
It almost didn't matter what I was drinking, but the fact that I was drinking one of my favorite local wines made it a truly perfect wine moments. You know, the kind of moment that makes you realize how lucky you are to have such great friends (on both sides of the wine tasting bar).
So that's mine. So who should I forward this too...one food blogger (to tell us about the most food-friendly eats he or she has had in the last month) and a wine blogger...hmmmm
Wine blogger: Let's stay local with The Wine Chicks
Food blogger: Derrick...what have you paired with lately that you particularly enjoyed?