Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Kinkead Ridge Riesling

[In case you are wondering who Rachel Riesling is, she is a woman of a certain age who has many interests, one of which is enjoying new wines. She was enjoying a bottle of dry Riesling as she originated this blog, hence the name. No, Rachel isn't her real first name either. For the moment, we will keep her incognito.]

The riesling I was enjoying was a 2005 Kinkead Ridge from the Ohio River Valley. The first time I had this wine was at Thanksgiving, at the Murphin Ridge Inn, a bed and breakfast in an Amish community. The wine was their featured wine for the thanksgiving meal and was thoroughly delightful. Upon returning home, I sought out a bottle at my local wine merchant. We could only buy 3 bottles, the last of his stock. the winery has been sold out for a while so we will wait to see if the 2006 is as good. The back label says:

"Hand-harvested on September 19th, peach, honeysuckle and ripe pear notes precede a flinty finish. This racy wine's floral front palate and sweetness balance its crisp acidity. The grapes were cold-fermentsd to preserve aromatic components."

Only 147 cases were produced so it's easy to see how such a tasty wine was sold out early. I will certainly be trying more of the Kinkead Ridge wines as I see them available. We have been to the area where the vineyard is located so maybe a field trip is in order this spring or summer.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Winter Weekend without a good Movie????

I desperately need some new movies to watch this weekend at home in the comfort of my chair, sitting by the blazing fire, feet up on the footstool, one doggy on my lap and another waiting for his turn on my lap, sipping , ok, slurping a glass of red wine, and knitting. Yes, I can knit and watch the boob tube at the same time. No, I don't have one eye on the sticks and the other on the screen. I look up and down, but I can do simple knitting, on relatively big needles (diameter, not length) without looking. You might not want to wear the finished product, but idle hands and devil's workshop, you know. It does get difficult, however, when a dog or two decide that yarn is something to get wrapped around legs. Then it's a bit of pandemonium.

I also read while watching TV, not heavy tomes but magazines, or cookbooks, something that I can scan and mark for later more careful reading. If I didn't knit, or read, while watching TV, I wouldn't get either done. It's not that I'm a slave to watching television, it's that I want to spend time with my man, who is. He's a slave to watching movies. "A night without a movie to watch is like a day without sunshine." Neither of us watches network TV or cable series. More on that another day. Occasionally, when he gets the urge to watch one of the bloodier, or more violent movies, I leave him to it and retire to another comby chair in another room to knit more demanding projects or read something that requires more concentration.

Anyway, we have plans tonight and tomorrow night, weather permitting, so Sunday looks like the movie watching evening. We won't bother watching the Oscars. We haven't seen any of the movie nominated for anything and couldn't care less about which one of those self-absorbed, spoiled, Bush-bashing, filthy rich, hypocritical weenies wins an Oscar. Who cares?

We'll find some old movie somewhere or one of the few newer movies that is decent, and hunker down with a good meal, our
dogs, our stick-in-the-mud ways and be perfectly content.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

whatever was I thinking!?!?

I need another blog like a hole in the head. I already have a political/cultural blog, here, and a home-based, cooking, etc. blog, here. Those take enough time and effort and here I go with another one. What an ego. Do I really think that anyone in their right mind will bother to read anything here? Check the heading.

Like Pierre, I don't care.

I don't know when I will get around to this posting on this blog. I mainly liked the name Vested Disinterest and wanted to reserve it here.

Check back sometime. Food for thought, maybe. Maybe not.

Trial Run

This is only a test. Do not adjust your computer monitor. This is only a test.

In this space, shortly will appear a new blog, one created especially for you.