A few months ago I joined a wine club at our local wine shop. I love the wines that the owner chooses for his shop, and for years I have asked him to pick wines for me. I tell him my preferences and my price range, and let him pick some for me – he always knocks it out of the park.
During my divorce, I closed down my non-essential spending in order to replenish the savings that my ex had wasted. Then once I had savings built up, I went on my big trip and needed to live off of those savings for a bit. But now, with a paycheck coming in again, I have a bit extra to splurge, so I joined the wine club. It gives me an opportunity to try some new things. Each month I get one white and one red, and I opened last month’s white on Monday night.
The wine is called Chenin, and it is a Chenin Blanc from Field Recordings, a winery from Paso Robles, California, that I have been hearing about for years.
This wine is delicious! It is 100% Chenin Blanc, sourced from the Central Coast of California. It is a combination of green apple and floral flavors, with a light minerality. I paired mine with such gastronomic weekday delights as tuna sandwich, cream of mushroom soup, and BBQ pulled pork and rice, which basically means that it tastes good with anything! The winery recommends pairing it with shellfish, salads or turkey subs, which basically means that I probably love these unpretentious people.
You see that I drank it out of my Dia de los Muertos candy skull stemless wine glass – I got it at the Dollar Store! Wine is meant to be accessible, and who has the time or money to eat scallops and steak every night, or pull out the fancy wine glasses?
Try this wine – you won’t be disappointed!