How about a stop at Harbor View, my dear wife Karen suggested while we were plotting out trip to see the weekly movie.
Our favorite wine store. She expanded her reasoning.
I’d declared that I’d liked my glass of Barefoot brand Merlot on our visit with SUNY Morrisville journalism alumni and friends to celebrate the retirement of professor Brian McDowell a couple of weeks ago. Nance had told us how Barefoot was a go-to at her house, Merlot in particular, and it’s priced reasonably. Karen had sipped and also liked.
We ended up with a big bottle. Pretty! A little more than 10 bucks was the price. And it was sitting next to their Cabernet Sauvignon, the variety I’ve been drinking since our trip to wine country a year ago that’s gotten me onto the grape.
She put that into our cart, too, so we may compare Barefoot to our stash of Dark Horse.
We opened the Merlot Saturday night. Yes.
If you’re a wine lover, please feel free to simply explain the differences between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. And, what makes different brands distinguish themselves in the wine world? What wine do you order, and why?