From the months of May to August, if you’re catching me with a glass of wine it’s 1000% going to be white. Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling- hell, if I’m feeling really classy (i.e. out to dinner with my parents), I’ll take the liberty of ordering a bottle of Semillon for the table. Red wine is reserved for the cold winter months-that period of time where the days drag by and life seems like a fruitless endeavor.
Three summers ago I was graduating college, sipping a glass of sauvy b on my parents’ back porch with my 80-year-old grandmother. She was the one who taught me about ice cubes in white wine.
I don’t drink the stuff without a couple of cubes anymore. I just feel way more chill when it’s a hot day in July and I’ve got ice cubes rattling around in my glass of white.
So last week was the Decanter World Wine Awards. For all of you serfs out there, the DWWA is one of the premiere wine competitions in the entire world. And they just made me want a glass of Malbec in the middle of fucking June.
Their Platinum Best In Show award was just given to a bottle called La Moneda Reserva Malbec-a Chilean red that’s sold at Walmart. If you’re not in the know, this is like Michigan beating Michigan State in football. It’s like the fucking Browns winning a Super Bowl. It’s unprecedented. It retails for $6.29, and if you don’t think I’m headed straight to my local Walmart for a bottle of this come Friday night then you don’t know me very well. Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck can suck a dick, I’m all about that La Moneda Reserva life from now on..
[via Food And Wine]