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Yankee Doodle Dandy Saturday Sipping ’n Snacking at home

We were debating how to enjoy an otherwise cold, dreary, do not leave the house day when we stumbled upon the idea of a Yankee Doodle Dandy Saturday Sipping ’n Snacking at home day.

Fortunately, we have more than a lot of USA wines – mostly California – in the cellar so the difficult question was which bottles!? Equally, we encountered a similar difficult question as to which music to play that would compliment the wine? Finally, we turned to the question what food to cook and consume over the 9+ hours event?

We started with wine as we are oft to do! Et voila, the lineup with notes and photo…with, of course, the matching socks:

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SIPs


2011 Sea Smoke Sea Spray
. We are, self-admittedly and unashamed, fans of Sea Smoke. We like their style, people, vision and, most importantly, their wines. We equally understand why quite a few CTers do not reach deep in their pockets for Sea Smoke’s Chardonnays, Bubbles and Pinot Noirs. 100% Pinot Noir. 8.5 g/litre dosage. 6 months in French oak barrels. Tasting Note: Fairly Rosé-like visual…given our lack of interest in Rosé, we are not seduced. The aromas changed all that as you feel the big-bone structure (Nicole Kidman), slightly yeasty-rotten-eggs with a hint of brioche. Nice. Fresh, vibrant, bubbled-Pinot Noir with a tangy finish. A bit too much bubbly bubble for us to consider a “meal”, but a most excellent aperitif…sadly at nearly 2x the price of comparables. No problem…we do not sip every day! Continue reading Yankee Doodle Dandy Saturday Sipping ’n Snacking at home