What I’m Drinking Tonight

Well, last night daughter was out of town on a ski trip with the youth group at church, so I decided to make mussels again, since Daughter doesn’t care for them.
And whoa Nelly did they turn out yummy

But what to drink with them?
Well, I have to admit that I have a soft spot in me for rosé wine, and I thought I’d give this one a try

I know it looks like some sickly sweet pink grenache/white zinfandel type thingy, but trust me, it ain’t. It is the Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2006. I think it was about $10, and it really went quite nicely with the mussels. It has, as you can see, a very bright strawberry color and some nice strawberry/pomegranate berry flavors with some light tannins that give it more structure than you might think, but again rosés in general have that, which is why I like them with dishes like this.
Definitely worth buying a few more of.

3 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    Did one of the muscles take a bite out of your thumb?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Actually, they did! Last time I made them I used ‘farm raised’ mussels, which are the way to go if you can find them because they are raised on some sort of contraptions that keep them very clean. But the Commie Store only had “naturally harvested” ones, which are just scooped off the ocean floor and are full of sand and grit…and some of the shells had other barnacle-type things growing on them. And as I was scraping off some barnacles it cut my finger.
    Good eyes, Wunder!

  3. WunderKraut says:

    It wasn’t so much my attention to detail as my fear of finding finger parts in my dinner…

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