“And now, for something completely different…” as they used to say on Monty Python’s Flying Circus. I’m doing a wine review! Never read that here before, have you? Well I like to drink wine, and smoke pipes and cigars. All completely hedonistic pursuits I assure you, but if done in moderation, well, my opinion is that they won’t harm me. I can go for weeks without having a smoke or a drink. Sometimes, months. I do these things purely because I like too and because occasionally I can afford them.
So with that, I bought a bottle of wine the other day that was half price. The store was making room for new wines and clearing out some others. So I paid $ 6 dollars for this one. That, I can afford. The wine is Lost Angel, Moscat Cannelli, 2007. The Moscat Canelli grape originated near the village of Canelli in the Piedmont region of Italy. The grapes for this particular wine were grown by the Eos Estate Winery in Paso Robles, California. It is a white wine which I drank with an anonymous chicken and pasta something or other that I made. I also had some with grilled cheese sandwiches. I read a review of this wine on a, believe it or not, wine review website! There are actually people out there who know how to do this! I’ll give you the link here (if you’re interested in a real wine review.)
I am not one who likes dry wines. Feeling like my face is being sucked back inside my head from lack of moisture is not attractive. So I go for the sweeter ones, but not too sweet. I don’t want to feel like I’m drinking candy with alcohol in it either. This Lost Angel fit very nicely where my tastes lie. It went well with the food I ate and also drank well alone. It has an abundance of fruit flavors which my palette is not refined enough to describe. Not only am I not, as I have said, a professional drinker (thank you Jaysus!) I am also not a professional reviewer of, well, anything. It’s easy enough to know when you like something, but to describe it in terms others can understand is a talent I do not possess. So why am I reviewing a wine? Because I can! Click on the link I provided for a real review of this wine.
Mouth feel, is a term used to describe how your mouth feels when drinking a wine and right after you swallow it. The mouth feel on the Moscat was fresh and clean with just the tiniest amount of acidity. So I liked it. Simple. If you have visited “The Window” in the past you may have read a post about the five Buddhist precepts that I have tried (and failed from time to time) to live by. One of them is “To avoid intoxicating substances.” For my own purposes I have modified this one to read: “To avoid becoming intoxicated.” How does that work, you ask? Simple. They are not “The Ten Commandments.” There is no vengeful God waiting to slap me around for breaking one. Or modifying one, either. So having a glass of wine once in a while is guilt free. Isn’t that great? Anyway, this was a good white wine and so I thought I’d tell you about it. My apologies to my non-drinking friends.