February 10, 2012

Making memories

There's a little place I know down in the Barossa Valley which I hold dear to my heart.  It's a place that is not only beautiful in both location & spirit, but is at the heart of some of my most memorable meals.  It's a vineyard I visit every trip.  It produces wines I introduce to every visitor.  It's something I treasure and love to share, given the opportunity.  It's Rockford Winery.

Now I'm not going to share about all their wines today.  They have so many that I love.... don't get me started on signing the joys of their sparkling shiraz or I'll be talking all day!  Today I'm sharing with you the wine I was drinking at home a few weeks ago.  No special occasion as such - just hubby and I.  But life is too short to wait for special occasions to drink wine you enjoy.  Sure save the Hill of Grace for a special birthday or milestone event.  But wine is made to be drunk and enjoyed, and there is no better time than today to share a glass (or two) with the ones you love.  This is my motto and I'm sticking to it as it means I get to drink more great wine, more of the time.

Anyway back to the wine.  We were drinking a 2005 Semillon.  I don't remember what we were eating.  I don't remember what night of the week it was.  I do remember the lovely yellow straw colour of the wine in my glass.  I remember the smell.  And I remember the taste.

I'm making it my mission, from today, to continue to drink wine from our racks.  To enjoy every moment of it.  To not wait for special occasions.  To treat every day as special and deserving of a special drop!



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