November 24, 2011

Inspirations

So, it's Thanksgiving time; a time for reflecting upon those things for which we are thankful. I am fortunate to have many things to be thankful: healthy and talented kids, an equally healthy and talented wife, and supportive family. As I wake this morning to a turkey soaking in this brine in the fridge and a pumpkin tart that I hope sets, here are few other things that inspire me and for which I am thankful:

Friends, such as ThirstySouth, EatItAtlanta, and Rowdyfood that inspire me to be a better cook, eater, and drinker.

The wines of Burgundy. Especially wines like the 1995 Bourgogne from Robert Groffier pictured above. A simple, regional Bourgogne that I drank last weekend. At 16 years of age, it showed better than many Premier Cru wines I have this year and probably cost $15 on release.

And finally, The Grateful Dead. Especially, this version of China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, which I've been digging lately:

Here's to an enjoyable and inspiring holiday season. Be sure to reflect upon those things that get you out of bed each morning and for which you are thankful. Cheers.

3 comments:

  1. Great to call you a friend Dude. This wine stuff is fun. Hope you and your family had a great one.

    I opened a nice, but not stunning B. Gagnard Batard.

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  2. Thankful indeed. My Thanksgiving week wine list included $5 swill, an excellent unheard of champagne from a friend, some $8 swill, and an amazingly nice charmes chambertin, among many other wines and a few bottles of Jack Daniel's single barrel among family. Here's to more joy and friendship with a side of music, wine and good vittles.

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