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Beautiful Snow and Beautiful Wine

February 9, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

There was a lot of snow here in CT over the last week. Most of the snow is still here, and considering the forecast, will be lingering around for a while. Yes, the snow is nuisance and inconvenience, it is tough to shovel, and a lot of it became ice at this point. But when sun comes out, it really becomes a thing of beauty. This snow had also a very interesting characteristic – well, may be it is me who didn’t see it before, but this snow is really glowing blue, especially as you dig in and look at it. So for what it worth, here are some pictures, snapped literally just around the house. Plus, I also included a few pictures which my daughter made with her iPhone – it is pretty amazing what that little device can do. And if you will scroll all the way down, I will also talk a bit about the wine. Here we go:








This is one of my favorites

This is one of my favorites



That snow and that sky…

DSC_0704What makes snow so beautiful?

Image2iPhone picture by Rina – the leaf

image3The same, only black and white

And a bit of perspective

And a bit of perspective

More perspective

More perspective




A frozen beauty

Yes, the snow was beautiful, but it got in the way. The snow on Wednesday was bad enough to affect the trains, so I had to miss the Basilicata winemakers dinner in the city, which I was really looking for. So I decided to compensate for that by opening the bottle of new vintage of one of my favorite wines – Fiction by Field Recordings. I’m sure some of you know at this point that I’m very particular to the Field Recordings wines in general, but Fiction is so unique, it is one of my all times most memorable wines ( and it was my Wine of the Year in 2011) – here is the blog post about my first experience with 2010 Fiction.

The 2012 Fiction by Field Recordings Red Wine Paso Robles (14.9% ABV, 40% Zinfandel, 13% Tempranillo, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Touriga Nacional, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Grenache, 6% Cinsault) didn’t disappoint. The spectacular nose of fresh meadows – this is the wine which you can’t put down – one smell requires another, and another, and another. The aromatics of this wine absolutely spectacular – I don’t know how that works, but I can’t put the glass down. The palate is very playful, with lots of fresh fruit, raspberries, blueberries, cherries – everything is in one beautiful medley, supported by clean acidity and perfectly balanced. The 14.9% ABV are absolutely unnoticeable – this is the wine of the pure harmony. Drinkability: 8+

That is all I have for you for my report on snow and the wine. Stay warm and drink good wine. Cheers!

  1. February 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Amazing photos!

    • talkavino
      February 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Antisocial Patty
    February 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Those photos are beautiful! Especially because I’m enjoying looking at them while it’s quite warm outside. 🙂 Cheers!

    • talkavino
      February 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks, Patty!

  3. February 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Stunning photos!
    No snow in Munich this year 🙂

    • talkavino
      February 9, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you Julian!

  4. February 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    The photo’s are beautiful and I’m sorry you were not able to go to the event. I’m getting a little sick of this snow, ready for spring! I must try Field Recordings, I will check with my local wine merchant, I do hope he carries it. Sounds delicious!!

    • talkavino
      February 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, Suzanne! Field Recordings wines might be a bit tricky to get – they are inexpensive, but the production is very small. If your store doesn’t carry it, you can get them directly from the winery: http://fieldrecordingswine.com/shop/

      • February 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

        I will try directly from the winery, if my wine merchant orders it I have to get at least half a case of the same type of wine. Thanks for the link I am ordering it today.

        • talkavino
          February 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

          cool! let me know how you will like it!

  5. February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    i think the snow and the wine made for a very nice pairing.

    • talkavino
      February 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      The pairing worked very well : )

  6. tastefun
    February 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    • talkavino
      February 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you!

  7. February 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Great photos! She has an eye for it for sure.

    • talkavino
      February 12, 2014 at 12:04 am

      Thank you! Yes, I think she does!

  8. February 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Our flights were canceled that day. Nina got out in the afternoon, but I relished having to spend another day in NYC. 🙂 Gorgeous photos. I did not mind the snow at all!

    • talkavino
      February 13, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Thanks Oliver. Yes, there are always to sides to everything : )

  9. February 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    A familiar scene, but still beautiful:)

    • talkavino
      February 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Yes, but I hope it is melting away at this point – it was enough 🙂 (I’m in California this week, so I don’t really know)

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