Marathon Training

You may have noticed I’ve been MIA over the past few months. There’s a good reason for that[1]. But don’t worry, I’m gettin’ back in the wine game, one glass at a time. And what better way to welcome me back then for Last Bottle Wines to host a Harvest Marathon[2]!

Don’t know about Last Bottle? It’s a Napa Valley daily wine “auction” website where exceptional wines are sold at great prices. I’ve been a regular for several years now, and I’ve still yet to have a dud bottle.

Case in Point: The six bottles of Grüner Veltliner I ordered were excellent. They’ve also disappeared…

Each day you get a new email with the wine deal of the day. If you wait too long, the wine is gone and you have to wait for the next auction to be posted. It’s exciting and fun and you end up getting great wines at great prices.

The Harvest Marathon comes along every August; it’s a 48 hour frenzy of non-stop wine buying. No emails, no reminders. When the wine is gone, it’s gone, and it’s onto the next. And best of all free shipping on all orders! My friends at Last Bottle are claiming that tomorrow’s marathon will feature their biggest selection in 5 years. I’m super pumped.

Sign up for Last Bottle by clicking here and get $10 off your first order (hello, free wine!)

So there’s my Public Service Announcement; I’ve done my civic duty for the day. You’re welcome.

Looking forward to catching up with you all again!

Lawyer Footnotes

[1] I’ll get back to that soon. Promise.
[2] Thanks guys, it was so sweet of you!

A Friendly Reminder[1]

Dear Alleged Blog Readers,

Today our good friend Last Bottle turns 5! In honor of this milestone, they’re running one of their infamous marathons[2]. Wine buying starts today at 9 a.m. Napa Time, 12 p.m. EST. Sign up here to participate. Deal after deal of great wines, but you gotta be quick. When it’s gone it’s gone and it’s on to the next. Get ready to stock up for the summer[3]! Free shipping on ALL ORDERS. This makes the fact that today is not Friday a bit more bearable[4]. God I love them.File Apr 28, 10 47 28 AM


Wine Esquire

File Apr 28, 10 47 47 AMP.S. If you don’t know about Last Bottle yet, you must be living under a rock. Great wine deals just for you. It’s amazing. Not a dud in the bunch! Check it out here.

Lawyer Footnotes
[1] An ironic title seeing as how The Associates at The Firm received an email with this in the subject line last Saturday morning. It was not all that friendly. #lawyerlife
[2] By running, I mean organizing and facilitating. Not actually running, like with sneakers.
[3] I’ve already warned Husband. #creditcardalert
[4] Only slightly. #isitFridayYet

I’m Not a Player I Just Crush A Lot[1]

I know, I know, it’s been awhile.[2] I’ve been busy, you’ve been busy, we’ve all been busy. I had that marathon last week[3], which really took a lot out of me[4], Middle Sissy’s birthday celebration in Saratoga[5] and lots and lots of work.[6]

IMG_8386Tonight, we drank a great wine. Husband whipped up some dinner[7] and now we’re sitting out on the front porch. The night has cooled from the ridiculously, oppressively humid day[8], and the cricket chorus is in full swing. Come winter we’ll be complaining about this New England weather, but nights like this are special, and it’s important to take the time to enjoy it.

To:                  Alleged Blog Readers
From:             WineEsquire
Date:               August 24, 2015
Wine:             2012 The Crusher Grower’s Selection Petite Sirah
I forgot to smell the wine before I tasted[9], and my immediate reaction was “Wow, figs.” Delicious fig balsamic vinegar. Not too sweet, not too thick, but just right. Definitely medium bodied with enough going on to appreciate the flavors and textures, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The color on this is beautiful, a crimson that fades to a deep pink around the edges. I smell leather and dark berries. The finish is slightly sweet and a bit on the dry side. A truly delicious wine.

Wine Dossier
The Crusher hails from Clarksburg, California, not far from Sacramento. The Clarksburg AVA is relatively new, and according to The Wikipedia, only a few wineries release wines with this distinction. Described as “uncrowded and unspoiled” by the Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association, I’m reminded of Umbria, Tuscany’s uncrowded and unspoiled neighbor, with wines that will knock your socks off. Clarksburg is officially on my Wine To Do List. The area seems to be regularly compared to its famous counterpart, Napa, with similar weather patterns and its aquatic connection with its nearness to the Sacramento River.

The Crusher utilizes all natural yeast fermentation techniques, using yeasts found within the vineyards.[10] Yeast is the magical ingredient that transforms grape juice into wine[11]. It converts the sugar within the juice to alcohol during the fermentation process[12].

At $11.89 I’m going to pat myself on the back and say good job. I ordered online and used a coupon code, but you can find this for even less throughout the country. Go grab a bottle and give it a try, I don’t think you’ll regret it! Make some pasta, grill some steak or enjoy on its own!


Lawyer Footnotes
IMG_8367[1] The 90s R&B playing while we ate dinner and I started this post was #clutch. #BigPun
[2] #socialcalendar #lawyerlife
[3] Winner of the free bottle of wine to be announced soon!
[4] And my wallet.
[5] Complete with some boxed wine.
[6] #lawyerlife
[7] Our favorite pasta Rana tagliatelle with some chopped garlic, basil (fresh from the garden) with an olive tapenade, rounded out with a side of fresh California figs. Delish.IMG_8391
[8] My paralegal came in this morning and asked whether I had brushed my hair or not. WTF
[9] It’s Monday, what can I say?
[10] Apparently natural or “wild” yeast is found in every vineyard on the grapes themselves. You can read more about this here.
[11] Yeast and Jesus have similar transformative abilities. #waterintowine
[12] Read more here.