Monday, January 6, 2014

A Chianti fiasco.

I have gotten off to a rather slow blogging-start to 2014. Being on holiday will do that to a person: rest and relaxation have been available in abundance.  What hasn't been available in abundance is wine. Vinogirl has been a tad under the weather, so, consequently, I have been a little off the vino.  However, I did imbibe in a cheap and cheerful Chianti, a 2012 offering from Famiglia Castellani, which paired very well with Thud's beefy-bucatini dinner offering. To be honest, a lot of time wasn't spent in the choosing of this £6.99 ($11.00) wine.  Thud picked this particular bottle of Chianti because it came in a flask, or fiasco, a familiar sight on shop shelves years ago, but not so common now. This uncomplicated wine paired fairly well with the pasta...and the packaging was, for me, nostalgic fun.

5 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Under the weather? Like sick or just not right (tad)? Traveling does that to me. 'twas a nice review for a "cheap" Chianti! I trust your spirits will be elevated and you'll come around. Great that your Thud can cook for you, lucky lass.
Maybe you need a good mystery book ;-)

Thud said...

simple me!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Sick, rather poorly for four days. Better now and was able to eat Thud's tasty offering this evening.

Thud: Uncomplicated.

About Last Weekend said...

Great that you've had such a lovely break! Love that straw covering on the Chianti - having a bit of a Taylor and Burton moment, what with reading and movies on the plant, so this is total biz!

Vinogirl said...

ALW: Yes, hols have been great. Hope your trip was good too.