So While THS Is Partying With The Big Cheeses

Yep, she’s left major dad to his own devices at home and is over at the Presidency 5 shindig in Orlando, rubbing elbows with candidates and kick-ass bloggers, all the while sending me obnoxious thoughtful text messages like “just had a long chat with (name redacted to protect the innocent) what a nice fellow. so erudite and personable.”

But I’m not jealous.


So while she’s soireeing with the High Octane Set and making oodles of knowledgeable small talk over gallons of mojitos I’m just going to, er, drink

I picked up the KJ Grand Reserve for about $15, and frankly it’s not worth the extra $4 over their regular “Vintner’s Reserve.” It’s a little out of sorts for my palate; the acidity crowds out the fruit. The “regular” KJ is much better.

The Wild Goose was around $12 if I recall correctly and rated just about as highly as the KJ GR. And again, did nothing for me. As my Bride exclaimed upon her first sip: “is this a gewurtztraminer?” She was exactly right; that’s what it tasted like. It was honestly way overboard on the floral notes and sharp, riesling-like acidity, and not at all what I expected or wanted in a chardonnay. Don’t get me wrong: the bottles were emptied, because I honor my obligations to You, Dear Reader, but I shan’t be buying these wines again. I really saw no benefit to spending the extra few bucks in these cases.

The wines were perfectly acceptable with some fresh grilled ahi tuna

I had to make fettuccine alfredo as a side; the grilled tuna was just too healthy.

9 Responses to “So While THS Is Partying With The Big Cheeses”

  1. Laura says:

    Jesus. Where was my invite? Circus Peanuts for dessert would have made this meal complete.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ha! I’m still in the doghouse for my last baking adventure with Circus Peanuts.

  3. major dad says:

    I’ve had the same experience with Kendall Jackson. That tuna deserved a Pinot.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    You’re right. A pinot would have been much better. Time for another taste test!

  5. Dan Collins says:

    Yeah, I’ve had a Turning Leaf on a couple of occasions that turned my stomach.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Turning Leaf is at least only $10 or so for the 1.5l. Add enough ice and it does the trick 🙂

  7. JeffS says:

    Ice does the trick because it numbs the tongue, right, Mr. B?

  8. Jim - PRS says:

    “Don’t get me wrong: the bottles were emptied …”


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