Before our pre-Valentine’s Day date was complete, my dear wife Karen and I stopped at our favorite wine store.
After all, it was in between the mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA and our cherished Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
Karen roamed the aisles, still in the mood for a fruity flavor.
I decided that the big rooster brand deserved a chance to have one of its other vintages checked out.
Karen went for a most aptly named Cabin Fever. Yes, the wind chill was at -26F when we left for our movie-and-meal date.
We cracked open the Hazlitt Vinyard’s Cabin Fever that Saturday, and Karen gave the Finger Lakes Blush Table Wine a thumb’s up. I still had an open bottle of the Rex-Goliath’s Merlot, so the Free Range Red will remain corked until another day.
A glass or two for each of us certainly made the snow and cold more bearable as we sat in the living room of the Little Bitty, looking out the windows. It sure was bitter when I stepped out on the back porch to let Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle out in the backyard to do her thing. She was smart enough to run back up in a jiff, though, and I was slightly warmed by my Merlot.
What did you do to cope with your latest case of Cabin Fever? What do you think a Free Range Red will compare to in the wine spectrum? Would you pick the Cabin Fever, Free Range Red, Merlot, or something else, and please explain.