Sunday, November 9, 2008

Texas Wine Aint' Too Bad

Today I went to this month's installment of Appetizers with Addie Broyles out at Spicewood Vineyards. Several Austin food bloggers were there to drink free wine; feast on cheese, fruit, babba ganoush, and hummus; and ooh and aah at what sexy lighting can do to a room full of barrells. Ron Yates, the president of SpiceVineyards, introduced us to their many wines, and gave us a tour of their cellar and fermentors. The main attraction was getting to meet so many people, espcially those whose blogs I have been reading.

Addie brought some tasty babba ganoush, while others brough delicious snack bars, hummus, and pita bread. My affinity for simple tastes--and laziness--made me bring apples, pears, and cheddar. All of the food complimented the wine. Honestly, I don't know much about wine, but I do know good from bad. Many of the wines we tasted seemed to go well with Texas: They went well with the climate and what you would want to drink in each othe the seasons. Ron mentioned wanting to produce wines that grow well in Texas, and I think he's on to something.

All in all, it was a great day with new aquaintances.