Posts Tagged ‘wine’
One of the things that I most look forward to on the weekends is a nice glass of wine. A few weeks ago, I came across a new wine at a local spirits store called Stella Rosa. It turned out that my selection was one of the top rated wines in the store and was a great red wine. The Stella Rosa ll Conte D’Alba cost around $11.99 and tasted far better than most wines three times it’s cost. When I opened the bottle, my nose was instantly filled with the fragrance of roses. The wine is sweet to taste, goes well with fruits and cheeses, but it must be chilled first. It’s no surprise that it’s of such great quality, it’s from the Piedmont region of Italy, where numerous high quality wines come from. Take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed.
Amy Winehouse, known for her music and her battles with drug addiction has been found dead inside her London apartment today. A press release from the Metropolitan Police stated:
Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
In a sign of things to come, Winehouse cancelled her European tour after only a few shows. The shows she appeared in, she appeared visibly out of sorts. Winehouse was only 27 years old.
Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes. The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60-$90 price tag. The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizin for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, fruitier zin. If you’re visiting Northern California, you may want to stop by the winery for a taste and play a game of Bocce ball on their lakeside courts. I would have to say, I didn’t really care about trying the wine once I seen the package. I fell in love with it as soon as I seen it and ordered a bottle along with the really cool coffin.