First of all, I have to apologize. I haven’t been very productive lately and didn’t keep up with my blog. The reason was our big out of state move. I don’t know, it feels like the older I get, the harder the moving becomes. We have moved so many times before, even over seas – but this time was especially hard. Probably also because of my physical condition and the fact, that we were moving from the north all the way down to Florida. Sounds exciting, right?
I am not going to bore you with the stories about never ending packing, missing stuff that is already packed, crashed down computer in the middle of it, throwing tuns of stuff away and giving to charity, still realizing we wouldn’t fit on the rented truck, then long tiring trip down south – to come to a house that needs to be deep cleaned and emptied of bunch of useless stuff, left behind by the previous owner. Wow. I just did, didn’t I?
I am still waiting for my new wine cellar /credenza to be delivered to our new home, but I did bring two of my small wine refrigerators. I was aware that the time I could use my natural basement as a cellar, is definitely over in Florida. I also knew that I needed some refill, especially in white wines department.
So after we settled a little, I paid another visit to the largest local wine shop Total Wines. See my blog about my first visit there. This time we came on lazy Sunday morning, when the store was almost empty and I randomly picked case of different white wines to explore and enjoy.
I will try to review all of them because it seems that so far I had a lucky hand. We loved them all. The latest that stood out for us was Château du Jaunay – Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Sur Lie. Lovely, crisp white from Loire Valley of central France perfectly accompanied our light summer dinner of spiced shrimp and sauteed green beans. We couldn’t put the bottle down. Full of lemony flavors, beautifully balanced with just right acidity, that leaves that teasing feeling on the tongue. What a pretty wine! Full of fruit and long, very elegant finish.
I am glad I picked this wine – I might go back for a case. This is just a perfect seafood wine, as most Muscadets are, but not all of them are created equally. This one was made with love and passion. That’s what I fell from that bottle. It made me smile. And lucky me, I have another one on hand before I would have to have another trip to the wine store.
Oh, did I tell you I love our new backyard? I do, it’s like heaven on Earth! Well worth all of the trouble.