When you’re living inside a snowglobe, it’s important to have good wine. It helps you admire the view, while dulling the memory of your last visit to the grocery store.

I actually avoided the obligatory stock up trip this time, but only because I called the hubby first. Despite the fact that I shop for my entire week on Sunday, I can get a little swept up in the “We’re going to be snowed in for ever! Do we have enough toilet paper?” craze of it all. I usually need someone to talk me off the ledge.

I’m still not sure I made the right decision though, as there weren’t any brownies in the house. Luckily, we had wine.

Over the last few months, I’ve had several good bottles by following Alan’s suggestions at Royal Liquor. Here are some of our favorites:

San de Guilhem, 2012, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne: A crisp, fruity white that tastes like spring – We had it last night with salmon and grilled pineapple.

Rio Madre Rioja, Denominacion de Origen Calificada, Graciano: A spicy red with bold flavors

Shebang, Sixth Cuvee, California, Red Wine: A great tasting, easy drinking red blend, which would be perfect at a dinner party

Le Jaja de Jau, Syrah: A favorite of mine, it has a nice peppery flavor

With snow in the forecast for Saturday, you might want to stock up now….before the inevitable panic in the streets.


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