Aside from the turkey, dinner was pretty good and it's always good to spend time wth friends. Now that my family is pretty much gone friends are even more important and it's heartwarming to have them around. Thank you Lynn, Grant and Bill for spending your Thanksgiving with me! I love you guys!
WINE AT THE GALAXY
Friday Bev, Nancy, Betty Jo and I headed out to Wadsworth to a wine tasting at the Galaxy. There were about 70 wines to taste and a great opportunity to try out some $65-70 wines that I wouldn't be buying on my own. My favorite by far was a great chardonnAy/pinot noir blend by Flowers. Deep red with a sweet ripe aroma this wine was fruit forward. At $65 it's not likely to show up in my wine rack soon. The value of the event (for me) was the Chateau Paviel de Luze originating from the Margaux region of France. This was a bold Bordeaux with a decent price point at $26. The event was great for getting to try a wide range of wines. Bev is excellent at choosing foods to pair and the kitchen provided some great foils to the wines on the tables including a really luscious chocolate-pistachio pate that did wonderful things to the bordeaux.
Poor foster kitty, Peppermint, went to kitty heaven today. She had been experiencing symptoms of what looked to me like lockjaw. She was unable to open her mouth to eat, drink or groom for a little more than a week or so. When it didn't appear to be getting better, I called her owners sister to take her to the vet and they discovered a brain tumor. They decided that the best thing was to put her down before it got worse.