One of my favorite trips is to the hill county and wineries. The countryside is always so unique and the scenery breathtaking. I enjoy the personalities of the hosts in the tasting rooms. I sometimes wonder whether the wine totally sells itself (of course it does!) and just how much the personality of the host and ambiance of the venue adds to the experience!
As much as I'd like to pretend I am knowledgeable about the perfect "marriage" of wines with specific meals, that is just not the case. I usually gravitate towards Rieslings and semi-sweet wines, with an occasional Merlot that tickles my fancy. And I'm drawn to the silly names of some of the wines. One of our favorites has a pooch for a mascot and a bottle named in his honor. (Yes, I like OPI nail polish for the same silly reasons - someone has a great job thinking up those names!)
And dare I say, shhhh - it's our secret - sometimes I throw an ice cube in the wine glass regardless of whether it is suppose to be served chilled or not!
What wines do you gravitate to? Do you have a favorite? With ice or without?
It's been a while since I've participated in Mosaic Mondays and I miss them. Please join Mary at Little Red House to enjoy many beautiful mosaics.