Ivan: Oh, no. You look like you seen a ghost.
Trevor Reznik: Funny you should say that. The guys at work don’t think you exist.
Ivan: That’s why I can’t get a raise.
I know it’s been a while since the last post, so I will answer some of the questions I’ve been asked:
No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth.
Yes, I’m still drinking wine.
Yes, I still write a blog.
And just in case you’re wondering…no, this isn’t a movie review of The Machinist.
There have been a number of new things going on in the WineLife365 household that have served to cause quite a distraction. Mostly good stuff, though! Most recently, we’re finishing up a bathroom remodel. Now I won’t lie to you: I’m not doing the work, but it did make me think about my cooking skills. You see, I’ve built (or repaired) all types of dinner “specials,” and I’ve become quite the Journeyman at manufacturing some highly delicious salads. Like this one…
Like a good machinist, I start by laying out all of my variable parts:
- Baby Romaine Lettuce
- Red Onion
- Portabella Mushrooms
- Heirloom Tomatoes
- Crumbled Blue Cheese
- Leftover grilled London Broil
- Briannas Chipotle Cheddar Dressing
Next, I grab a sharp knife and make all the necessary precision cuts for easy consumption. Finally, I use all my “milling around in the wine closet knowledge” to come up with what I hope will be a highly acceptable application to my Cowboy Salad.
My die to put the stamp on this creation?
The 2008 Anka (Sample, MSRP: $20 US) from Chile! Made from organically grown grapes, it’s a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% Carmenere, 4% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot. Whoa…that’s quite a list, but it added up to 100% delicious!
3 Stars out of 4 for the 2008 Anka. With its humongous smoky black cherry, green bell pepper, black currant, black pepper and roasted almond flavor, it was the perfect choice to complete this meal.