Saturday, December 24, 2011
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, all the Stevenson's were gathered...
alright that's all I got. It's been a busy few days around here and I've already skipped a day so the 12 days will now end on the 27th. It's still the holidays at least.
The whole family was there- mom and dad (or Grandma and Grandpa) my brother Craig, my brother Jim and his wife Sharon and their son Liam and my sister Kristin with her husband Mark and kids Owen and Quinlan.
Wine was drunk and presents opened and dinner had. Kristin made two different types of lasagna- regular and a spinach one.
Bot soooo good!
I drank a great red with the lasagna but it was a blend so it doesn't count towards my varietal count.
What we did is have the wine for dinner.
I brought over a 2005 Mike Weir Estate Winery Icewine Vidal. If you're not familiar with the golfing world, Mike Weir is a pretty famous Canadian golfer and has one some pretty prestigious golf tournaments (green jacket anyone?)
Mike Weir Estate is in Niagara, Ontario.
I had nothing to eat with the wine so wine was dessert. It's very sweet but very good. It tastes very much like apples. My mom liked it; Kristin wouldn't try it as she's not a fan.
There's not much on the Vidal grape except to say it has grapefruit and pineapple notes. I don't get that on this wine at all- this one is very much ripened fruit.
Christmas is tomorrow and I hope to try out a new white but I'm also bringing a Tavel (rose) to dinner tomorrow to go with the turkey.
Happy Christmas Eve everyone.