Posts Tagged ‘Montepulciano d’Abruzzo’
Decisions, decisions, decisions! The weather forecast is unclear and ambiguous. Sort of like every fortune teller!
San Francisco and Sausalito show sunny and warm . . . BUT the marine forecast is for chilly temperatures, fog and winds!
As Mark Twain said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” or as another wag said, “You spend the day in your bikini but by 5:00 you’d trade your firstborn child for a set of long johns.”
I have epiphany! Like a strike of lightning I know what to bring, Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (red) non-vintage.
Montepulciano is a reliably nice wine and you can’t go wrong getting it for a tipple. It’s on the edge of heavy but still soft and very drinkable.
I get to the 5:30 ferry from the San Francisco Ferry Building to Sausalito. When we get on board and there’s a wonderful surprise! Today was Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building and we have a very nice crusty Acme bread, some hummus and a little sharp cheddar from Cow Girl Creamery. Someone else has brought a roll that Acme Bread makes called a Cheese Wheel. A flat roll with a center of melted cheese . . . Mmmm!
As we board the boat the air is warm and we look very different from the tourists. Most of our group wear sweaters and or jackets while the tourists are dressed in shorts and tank tops. We describe the young ladies as “aggressively dressed”!
We open our bottle of wine and share out the wine and the impromptu munchies.
We cast off and start across the San Francisco Bay. As we pass Alcatraz there’s a sudden change in climate! We enter a fog bank. The fog is a solid wall, in just a few seconds we go from bright and warm sunlight to cold, chilling fog.
As we listen to the tourists freezing we’re so glad we’ve come equipted with the right wine, Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo !
Life is good.
Bought at Trader Joe’s