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Sunday, November 06, 2005

So much wine, so little time

Saturday was the 4th Annual Decatur Wine Festival. And once again, the festival was located conveniently in downtown Decatur, stumbling distance from my place.

Over two hundred wines available for tasting
+ a selection of food from local restaurants
+ good friends            
= a great way to spend a Saturday.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of the wines came from Lodi, California. And I discovered some new gems that I hope to pick up soon. The top of my (and Lauren's) list:

- Clay Station Petit Sirah (smooth the whole way through)
- Kingfish White Shiraz (light and fruity)
- Hahn Estates Chardonnay - an inexpensive yet solid Chardonnay
- Round Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (for a smooth Cab)
- Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (for a more spicy Cab)
- Clay Station Old Vine Zinfandel (nice finish)

And one wine that actually ran out before we could sample a taste, but was supposed to be a crowd favorite: Muscat Ice Wine.

I know there are a lot of stereotypes regarding wine connoisseurs, but I must admit I do enjoy the romantic aspect of enjoying a fine bottle of wine. I was told some great advice once:

"The best wine is the wine that you like best."

So true.

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