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.


Lindsay said...

I'm glad you liked the trailmix bars, it was great meeting some new food bloggers, we'll have to exchange recipes sometime soon!

Seamus said...

I have a soft spot in my liver for Dry COmal Creek's French Colombard.