Back in the World!
I don’t care that was a “diamond shoes are too tight” problem. That sucked!
Praise the deity of your choice, I have Internet again!
Y’all, that was a terrifying just-shy-of 24 hours. Only half my smart home stuff worked. I had to read! A book! Like an actual printed book because I couldn’t download any of my library books! I had to talk to my dog! (Nah, just kidding, I would have talked to him anyway.)
This calls for a celebration!
I’m really digging my WineFolly club via Wine Access. They send notes with each bottle written with the same care and verve as their website, which I quote here often for their clarity, fun tone, and excellent explanations.
The most recent shipment had wines from unusual regions around the globe, and brought me my first ever Armenian wine.
Armenia is located in the Caucasus region, and it’s regarded as the area where the first people started making wine. According to our pals at WineFolly:
The oldest known winery (4,100 BC) exists in group of caves outside the Armenian village of Areni. The village is still known for winemaking and makes red wines with a local grape also called Areni. Areni is thought to be quite old and you can still drink it today!
From 4100 BC halfway around the world to my 2022 wine cellar (basement)! What a wonderfully connected world we live in.
This 2017 Yacoubian-Hobbs Dry Areni is ruby-garnet in the glass. The aroma is like tea leaves and a little cranberry. It’s a lightweight wine with more cranberry on the palate. If you like pinot noir, you’re going to enjoy this. At around $35, it’s not something I’m going to open just for the heck of it, but would be perfect for some rustic and meaty dinner.
I love having the opportunity to try wine from a part of the world I’ve never had before. And I love being able to log on to my website again and tell you all about it!