Monday, October 16, 2006

Go With What You Know

After a particularly trying day at the office, I stopped off at my local wine store for some fermented beverage to accompany the bean chili I made last night. When cash flow was more liberal, I would buy a case of wine at a time, taking advantage of the 10 - 20% discount for bulk purchases. No longer, but I still stop in about twice a month to support my favorite wine shop.

Seeing me peruse the domestic Cabernet Sauvignons, the gentleman whose name I still don't know after five years asked me if I was looking for the usual suspect. I said, " is Monday, and I'm in need of some comfort. I usually gravitate towards the Joel Gott or the Avalon." His eyes lit up and he led me over to the Latin American section, showing me a Chilean Cabernet. I forget the words he used to describe it except for smooth and medium body. Wanting to appease his expertise and also wanting to step out of my comfort zone, I agreed to try it. On my way to the register, I also grabbed a bottle of an old favorite, an inexpensive
Garnacha/Tempranillo Spanish blend called Borsao, a sure winner, a backup bottle.

I hate to admit that I really didn't like the Chilean wine. One college try glass into it, I started to pop the cork on the Borsao and Jon said, "you can't open a second bottle for just one glass." Naturally, I replied, "Sure I can!"

So there you have it.

Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reserva at $16.99/ bottle


Borsao Red Wine at $6.99/bottle.

Goes to show that you don't always get what you pay (alot) for.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

now you have great neighbors that would help you finish off that bottle of wine. Don't want to waste it!!!