Wednesdays Wine

Since I love wine so much I thought I’d start sharing with you some of my favorites.

 Cardinal Zin

I bought this wine primarily because of the cool label, its red and was on sale!!

This has become one of my new favorites.

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Oh look the bottle is empty?!

 

“We are zealous believers in the decadent and forbidden flavors of this sinfully delicious Zinfandel. Grown from Beastly Old Vines from stately, yet sometimes forgotten vineyards throughout California. This wine elicits fervent, fecund and frenzied tongue enveloping pleasures. A wine of substance, it’s a Cardinal Zin not to drink at the altar of this decadent, spicy zinfandel. This is a refined pleasure, with intense flavors of blackberry mingling with soft creamy touches of oak, vanilla and dry herbs. It’s full on the palate, but not heavy and the fruit is constant from the first sip to the end of the finish.”

“This is a very versatile wine that pairs well with grilled pork, pasta Bolognese, barbecued ribs or chops (pork, lamb, you choose!).”

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Some wine facts courtesy of Wikipedia,

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients – healthy…yes?

Wine is a psychoactive drug, as are all alcoholic beverages, commonly used for its intoxicating effects today and throughout history. The psychoactive effects of wine are evident at the normal serving size. – I don’t believe it!

Read this bit after a glass or two of wine:

The English word “wine” comes from the Proto-Germanic *winam, an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, “wine” or “(grape) vine“, itself derived from the Proto-Indo-European stem *win-o- (cf. Hittite: wiyana; Lycian: oino; Ancient Greek: οἶνος oinos; Aeolic Greek: ϝοῖνος woinos, Armenian: gini). 

 Wine often, Laugh much

Tuesdays totally useless bit of information – The Sandwich

I started to do a little research on the history of the sandwich, I started with Wikipedia and here is a little bit of what I found, and why I was laughing so hard….

 The caption that goes along with this is

“A sandwich is handheld and portable, this one is made with salami ” 🙂

It gets better:

A sandwich is a food item, consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them, Sandwiches are a widely popular type of lunch food, typically taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. They generally contain a combination of salad vegetables, meat, cheese, and a variety of sauces or savoury spreads. The bread can be used as it is, or it can be coated with any condiments to enhance flavour and texture. They are widely sold in restaurants and cafes. 🙂

My interpretation of the history of the sandwich is during the middle ages in Europe meals were served on slabs of stale bread instead of plates, they were called “trenchers” which eventually became  the first “open faced” sandwich .  As time went on this evolved into what we now as the “SANDWICH”

During the 19th century in England and Spain popularity of the sandwich grew, the working class had discovered a fast inexpensive meal.  The sandwich began to cross the ocean from Europe to the United States,  it then became an extravagant meal at supper in many American homes. By the 20th century bread became a staple food in many homes and the sandwich was reborn and became as popular as it was in Europe.

So there you have it Tuesdays totally useless bit of information!