“Since you been ga-awn…”

No, the title actually has nothing to do with the content of this post, but the kick-ass Clarkson beat has been stuck in my head since 10this morning on my drive to Goodwill.  Not the most appropriate tune to lull me to sleep, but day-um does that chick have a set of lungs on her.  If I exercised, I think a Kelly Clarkson playlist would be killer, just sayin…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my last post and my lonely ways.  I’m sorry to say that Im not partaking in any fun Friday night social shenanigans, however, I am doing a pretty stunning job polishing off this bottle of vino that Im featuring at tomorrow’s wine tasting at the shop.  I realize I haven’t mentioned my employment status before, but I am a barista at a Wine and Coffee shop as well as a hostess, server and seller during our wine tastings.  Warning: this girl is what my brother calls a “two sip queer”( please excuse the vulgarity in this comment, as it is for sarcastic emphasis only).  Don’t worry though, I have been nursing this bottle very slowly all afternoon/evening with plenty of eats and juice to avoid too much sloppiness.  Tomorrow’s line up features:

Wines from the Rosenthal Wines Portfolio:
“Importer of the Year 2008” Food & Wine
Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse 2006  $29.99
“Les Moulins or “Les Vernays”
Rich Full-Bodied Chardonnay…this is the last vintage
for this winery, as there were no heirs, and it was sold to Jadot
Pian Del Ciampolo 2007  $26.99
90% Sangioves 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino
La Torre Ampelio 2007 $29.99
85%  Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegolo, 5% Alicante
Domaine De Fenouillet Vaucluse  $12.99
55% Merlot, 35% Marselan,10% Alicante Blend from Southern France
Brovia “Sori del Drago” Barbera 2007 $26.99
“89” Robert Parker ..”is an impeccable, generous red bursting with perfumed red raspberries and sweet spices. This silky, refined Barbera offers superb quality for the money. It is a terrific effort from Brovia”
Escapade 2008  $16.99
100% Cinsault from 35yr old vines
Ive been sipping the southern french blend (#3 on the list, also the least expensive).  This.  Is. So. Smooth-talk about drinkability ;).  What I love about my shop (www.villagewineandcoffee.com) or at least one of the many qualities I appreciate about where I work is my boss’ appreciation for great food, coffee and wine with less of a regard to cost and more so an aim to please the customer’s pallate.  A wine need not be 400 washingtons to be tasty.  With the right company and some tasty food, this man can steer you in a satisfying direction for both ones taste buds and wallet. 
Can we say success?  No, Im not just talking about the glorious wine, but rather, my accomplishment in letting this bottle last the span of a day and my attention to (most) every drop to my tongue.  I, Mary Ann Thompson, TASTED!!  If youve read my blog before, you might remember that I have a wee issue with my ability to taste, be present, savour what have you especially with my eats.  I know this was wine, but I think it was excellent practice.  It was even rather helpful in my meditation practice this evening.  I could much more fluidly become the non-judgmental observer of my thoughts and gracefully accept them and let them pass.  Ehhh… alright thats a bit of a stretch, but Im definitely closer to that place than before.
I apologize for the randomness that is this post… I blame it a little on the wine but more on my need to utilize some cathartic energy and write.  Thought about writing in one of my naked journals, but was drawn to spill some nonsense to the internet community or whomever chances upon this blog.  Time to rest my eyes/brain and end my ramblings.  One love, all
rest easy friends


  1. February 2, 2010 at 1:07 am

    i’m a little jealous that vino is a part of your job….

    • lilpauladean said,

      February 2, 2010 at 4:58 am

      The Foodie Diarist… jealous of me??!!! I can’t tell you how much i follow your blog, thanks for the comment. I am very grateful for my job. I even got to take home a bottle of La Torre for selling so much that night!, OMG like liquid gold was this italian gem!

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