Thursday, May 15, 2008

I wish I was always drinking wine

So last night 7 of us girls went to Flight School. It's not flight school in the traditional sense where we learn how to fly planes and have sex with Maverick to Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". It was a wine tasting at a local wine bar. They gave us 6 wines and paired them up with a 6 course meal. Of course it wasn't the size of an actual meal, but it was still a lot of food, and it. was. delicious. The lady who was presenting the wine to us and telling us all about them was explaining why the food was paired with each wine, and can I just say that I simply do not get it at all. I will never be someone who can pair food with wine. But it's a real science, and it was so interesting hearing about why the food was chosen with that particular wine. I think the hardest part for me was that they sat the wine in front of us for a full 15 minutes before we could drink it. Every 10 seconds or so I would reach out to drink and then remember it wasn't time. It was like being a 7 year old on Christmas and looking at all your presents and not being allowed to open them. In a word: excruciating.

I was thinking about how I would do if I tried to have my own Flight School where I paired wine and food. I think it would go something like this:

Course 1: Franzia Sunset Blush paired with honey roasted peanuts

Course 2: Target Wine Cube Pinot Grigio paired with Spaghetti-o's and Meatballs

Course 3: Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill paired with Cheez-Its

Course 4: Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot paired with Cocoa Puffs

Course 5: That riesling that's been in my fridge since last summer paired with Salt and Vinegar Pringles

Course 6: John Christ Special Blend paired with me passing out on my face in the backyard

Who's in?


Russ said...

I'm in.

Also, I played Scene It, Xbox version at Keith's and he wasn't any competition. But the game she is good!

Iris said...

Course 3 sounds a lot like college.

A said...

I'm in!

Nessa said...


Skeezix said...

I'm in, although by college we had moved up the Arbor Mist.

Ooh, I just got a job in a wine store so I could get you a 10% discount on the Boone's Strawberry Hill. HA!

Carly said...

I'm in... wine in a box is good.. no one can tell you much you had that night.

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Teri said...

I'm old. I remember the Zima days. But I am still in!

Mon said...

Shit I'd come. If I could bring my Breitenbach wines, that go great with nutter butters.

Natasha said...

I'm in.

As long as I can bring my fancy pants $7.99 Yellow Tail Shiraz and pair it with my double layer bologna & cheese sandwiches.