Last semester, one of my graduate students “admitted” — not that this is anything criminal, that she recently googled “What can I do with a teaching degree besides teach?” It’s a perfectly understandable question. Our jobs as teachers, despite the opinions of an ignorant and misinformed minority, are exceptionally difficult. I have trouble raising two […]
Time for my Friday’s Cabernet fix. This time it’s a California Cabernet. Dark purple in color with a dirty red rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, dried figs, raisins, blueberries, cherry pie, wood, earth, licorice, cloves, spices, vanilla, peppercorn and pencil lead. Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs. Dry on the palate and […]
“Ah-yah-yah-yah!” Zooey yelled from her high chair, scolding me for not bringing her more diced up pieces of cheese and chicken sausage. “I want to smell it!” Titus proclaimed indignantly, looking first into my eyes, then at my glass of wine. He feels entirely entitled to this, our ritual whenever I have a glass of […]
Fall is definitely in the air today. I glanced out the window and saw my neighborhood dressed in bright reds and yellows with the gusty winds swirling the leaves that couldn’t hang on from their branches. The sky was mostly grey with periods of sunshine peeking through really turning the grey skies dark. What an eerie feeling. Summer is finally over. Nothing was really planned for my afternoon, so after some morning chores, I headed to the cellar to find something yummy to pour in my glass. It was a perfect day to try the Bogle Phantom red blend.
The best thing about this wine: very friendly on the palate
Available at: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese: $20
Pairs well with: fall afternoons, spaghetti with red sauce and eerie afternoons
Winery Website: www.boglewinery.com