Friday, February 28, 2014

Still Winter

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance........................Yoko Ono
Despite the blue sky and sunshine in the picture it is still very much winter here as the temperature when the photo was taken was about 10 degrees (12c).  There is more snow, sleet and rain due in here tonight and through the weekend. 

Last night was fresh swordfish with rice and asparagus.  The fish was cubed and sauteed in a medium pan with crushed fennel seed, lemon zest, garlic, butter, red pepper flakes and olive oil.  It was both sweet and pungent.  The wine was a 2011 Kinkead Ridge Ohio River Valley Viognier Roussanne in a 42/58 proportion.  This had the body to stand up to the fennel flavors and was not killed off by the asparagus.  The mouth feel was oily and the flavors were green melon, orange peel, kiwi and lychee.  Good match.

2011 Kinkead Ridge Viognier Roussanne.  15.1% alcohol and $16.

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