Sunday, April 19, 2015

La Malagueña and a little Mi Sueño.

I like going to christenings (and the parties that follow) because everyone is always so happy. The christening I attended yesterday, that of the daughter of a good friend of Vinomaker's, was indeed a very happy event. Lots of kids, family, good food and great wine all mixed up together on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
A killer chile relleno (and best refried beans, ever) paired well with a Mi Sueño, 2011 El Llano (Napa Valley AVA).  I also tried several other wines, including Baldacci, Longfellow, Noemi (all made by winemaker Rolando Herrera), but the El Llano was definitely my favourite.
Entertainment was provided by a nine piece Mariachi band.  The combination of mariachi music, Mexican food and warm sunshine made me feel like I was on my holidays.  I was really having a good time, so much so that I didn't even mind being serenaded by the lead singer who sang a very sweet, melodious rendition of La Malagueña right at me. More than a little awkward, but weirdly wonderful nonetheless.

4 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Wow! VG, you made me feel as if I was there too!
Troops of wine in the photo were impressive!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: You kicked my curiosity, which lead to this very romantic rendition:
La-Malagueña

Thud said...

Yay mexico!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I think the bottles look a little like a mariachi band themselves (with their gilded labels).

Thud: Yea, right.