Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Smoke and Fire

Along with the Corison Kronos Vineyard wine discussed below, there was this.

It has been a brutal winter in my small plot in the world.  For the month of January this area was not the coldest spot in the U.S., but it was the area whose temperatures were the the farthest below normal for that area.  It was almost seventeen degrees colder on average than it is for a typical January.  February has not been any warmer.  Snow accumulation for a winter season is also at record levels with over 48 inches of snow thus far, and it snowed again last night.  There is another polar vortex headed this way and temperatures are headed back to single digits and below.  Enough!

Last Saturday was a rare reprieve and temperatures made it all the way to the 50 degree range.  I made full use of the day by firing up the hardwood grill and tossing on a prime rib steak and letting it get to the rare side of medium rare.    It's was a sign of things to come, and the wine also did a lot to briefly make me forget winter.  It's something I needed.

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