…then somewhere between glass one and two of my Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Épernay (always lovely cream cheese and poodle skirts), it went slightly awry. in a very, very good way.

we stopped at Marché for a little bite before heading over to the coast for the evening. what a great idea that turned out to be. along came a broadley pinot noir (marché’s own cuveé) which was a solid and elegant wine. we tried the domain du trapedis côte du rhône 2007…the saint bartholomew cabernet, columbia valley, caramel, smokey jammy, really good.
it was at this point we dove in the trunk for a few bottles of our own goods. toby was happy with that… continuing…
i really fell for the evesham wood pinot noir, willamette valley 2007, chinese five spice horehound, love this! Roller skates and reminds me of raceday! and what a pretty label you have my dearie. ending with madeira, the rare wine company historic series (boston bual special reserve) this is so good, nutty, great acid, orange peels and sherry.

it was at this point, with glasses of all sizes sparkling around me, that we just looked at toby and laughed. it was all just right as rain but the coast was waiting. i jumped in the car with my favorite driver and off we went.


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