I recently paired Starbuck's mini cherry pie with Domaine La Tour Vieille 2008 Banyuls Rimage Mise Tardive, a dessert wine from the Languedoc region of France. Sounds like a mouthful, right?
You found someone to get fat and cuddly with over the holidays. But let’s face it, summer is just months away and they've served their purpose. Here’s how to trim that extra fat by picking the perfect wine to breakup with him or her. Besides, they didn't meet your parents anyway.
So you don't want to break their heart? I have the perfect solution! Leave a "Dear John" letter accompanied by a glass of the 2008 Towbin James "Liquid Love" Late Harvest Zinfandel from Paso Robles, California on the counter next to your key. Whatever you do, don't smear a lipstick stained kiss on the note or spray it with perfume...this creates stalkers.
Once they take a sip of the wine, they'll start to feel better. Alcohol has a quick numbing effect and at 17.2% abv, this wine is sure to ease the pain. Plus, Liquid Love is full of raspberry jam mixed with fig, prune, black pepper, milk chocolate and a dried meat quality that reminds me of salami. Who would be upset with that? On the palate, the wine boasts flavors of cherry jam, dried tobacco, black pepper and milk chocolate. Liquid Love is also soft and sweet due to the grapes hanging on the vines late into the season. We can only hope your soon to be ex won't want to hang on, too!
P.S. This wine works even if you're the one getting dumped. Take two sips and tell me you don't feel better? Plus, it's amazing with chocolate, something I'm sure you'll be indulging in after a breakup! And one final word of advice...delete them from your friend list. Cheers to being single!
Where to buy the wine:
The 2008 Towbin James Liquid Love Late Harvest Zinfandel is priced at $18.99 and is available at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits. Please call (702) 435-9463 or visit http://khourysfinewine.com/. They can ship anywhere!
Please let me know your comments in the section below! I know I've gone through a few horrible breakups where wine was there to dry my tears, what about you? Did you indulge in ice cream or did it include some heavy drinking?? Let's chat!