Preach. Seriously, this may be the most I've ever thought about wine in quite some time. I'm currently working in New York for nearly a week, and the job is intense, long hours, and naturally, I'm under the weather after just making it back from Toronto and getting through Snowpocalypse 2.0 [Thank you City of Atlanta! xo].
It's the little things that get you through a tough work week like this, and wine is an absolute necessity. It's imperative. My coworkers and I all agree, so we preemptively purchased several bottles of wine on day one of our week. Luckily, one said coworker is quite literally an expert on wine [classes were taken and years of working in the industry accrued] so of course we've left it in her capable hands to make all wine [and cheese] selections. I'll post more details on my wine adventures of the week soon, but for now, I was just inspired by these photos Dark Stripe Media and I worked on a while back.
Through my new wine tutor, I've learned such a great deal in a small period of time. What's funny is she'd probably kill me if she saw how I desecrated wine in these photos using a slice of Meyer lemon in it. It's not ice water, so what's wrong with me?
I actually love adding lemon to [pardon my French] really crappy wine. I find cheap wine overly sweet, which I hate. But, just add a hit of tart and voila! It balances it out enough to make it drinkable. And though I may see myself as a budding wine aficionado [the term is VERY loose in this context!], and I'm not buying two buck chuck so much these days, I'm still a wine lover on a budget. When entertaining or in a pinch, adding a slice or two of Meyer lemon to your wine can truly do the trick.