The Covid 10

This isn’t about the virus – it’s about those pounds we have managed to add being cooped up for so long. But what snacking does is remind me of the great times I’ve had with family and friends, especially Alb, going out for dinner and finding a new wine or a new taste treat. Remember that?

When we spent time living in France in the 80’s, one favorite wine we found in the region was Chateauneuf du Pape. The wineries could only bottle a certain number and call it Chateauneuf. The rest was bottled for local consumption from barrels at the winery. As temporary residents, we could go to the winery and bring our jug. They filled the jog from the barrels for just a few French francs. This wine is pretty expensive in the US because it is in limited supply.

Another French find was Sancerre, a white wine that we really liked. That was expensive even in France and is more so here. It was a treat to splurge occasionally.

But all was not lost because in recent years we discovered L’Authentique, a French red table wine which Trade Joe carries most of the time. Now that is a good red wine, actually my favorite

One more great find we had on a cruise is a white pinot gris from Italy called Danzante. So far we can only find it on cruises on Holland America.

Needless to say, the food accompanying these wine finds, was delish. These backflashes to culinary delights is what whets the whistle when it comes to thinking about food and when dinner out is not easily accessible, if accessible at all. So, back to the peanut butter for now with hopes for a future when we can return to culinary adventures. Bet you have some mouth watering memories too. Would love to hear about them!

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