Anyway. In a couple of weeks I am dedicating a day to alcohol. Today, I wanted to get into wine pairing. I don't know much about wine. I know that I generally like whites and loathe reds. I picked up a Smoking Loon Viognier and a Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon today. I made me a plate of the aforementioned cheese crackers, strawberries, black grapes, Teese and bread soaked in olive oil and toasted.
I basically tasted the wine by itself, took notes on my initial impression, then tasted it with each item. This is totally not scientific. This is me getting my buzz on at 3 in the PM. Here are the results:
Smoking Loon Viognier
Sweet, fruity, spicy
Grapes-Made the wine a bit bitter.
Crackers-Not very good.
Strawberries-Made the wine tasteless.
Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes-Made the wine bitter.
Crackers-Really quite tasty.
Bread-Yum to the max.
At the end of the day, that Viognier is effing great to drink but I'm not about to pair it with anything. And the Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with things, but tastes like booty (b-b-booty). And Teese should not be paired with wine. Blech. Also today I made the Curried Split Pea Soup from VWAV. So stinking good. I'm eating it right now even. This is such a delicious soup. The picture so does not do it justice.
Tomorrow, I'm typing my entry a lot earlier. And I can't wait until Iron Chef ingredients are revealed.