Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Cigars and Chardonnay?

Why not pair a rich, earthy cigar with a crisp white wine? I learned about this unexpected pairing at my first real cigar tasting. We drank red wine with our Davidoff smokes that night, but I'm going to try my Special R stogie with some white burgundy:Dom. Michel Lafarge, Bourgogne Aligote 2002

Thanks to Michael who led the glass, I mean class, and was a gracious host at the Davidoff store. Just like wine, cigars are influenced by climate and soil. Cubans are not the ultimate smokes, and it's fine to light your cigar with a lighter or match as long as it's not a ronson-based fuel and the wood/match is not aromatic (like cedar).

Weather's been crappy this week. Got caught up with my class quizzes, and I'm pretty sure I did well on the Bordeaux test so things should be easier from here. It takes me about, well months sometimes to figure out if I love a new album. How am I supposed to make a solid opinion on a wine with just 3 sips? Bigger sips.


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