Friday, July 8, 2011
Greetings from Chicago! I have the esteemed pleasure of kicking off the weekend here — with my first stop at this spot, which I've been waiting to try. The theme alone makes me happy: Cheese, Swine & Wine. I mean, what's not to like?!
I have the good fortune of being here with my dear friend, Ronda, and we were happy to start things off with a beautiful glass (er, bottle) of the most lovely summer wine. It's very similar to Spain's txakoli but a vihno verde from Portugal. Light, fruity and slightly bubbly. Vinho verde literally translates to "green wine" but the name isn't referring to the color. It's a reference to the notion that this wine should be drunk right away, when it's very young, or green. So Ronda and I heeded the name and got busy sipping away and enjoying the beautiful afternoon in one of my favorite cities.
Wishing you a great weekend, wherever you might be!
Posted by SB in SB at 6:49 PM