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Wine On The Go, Spectacular Pairing, and Some Life Ramblings

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Charlotte airportLife is an interesting thing (wow, what a deep opening thought, huh?). I was supposed to depart at 6 am on a direct flight from New York to Miami to attend the conference. Thanks to much-hyphed-but-never-really-happened blizzard, my flight was cancelled and I was automatically re-booked, now on the flight with the stop, connecting through Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte. You know, there are some strong emotional words which I’m striving to avoid, whether conversing or writing. One of such words is “hate” – and I will explain the connection in a second.

  1. January 29, 2015 at 5:16 am

    I too shudder to think of a connection through Charlotte – but this post is now consolation. I would be pleasantly consoled if trapped in an airport with a wine bar and great food pairings! Looked amazing and nice “flight” (how punny) of some NC wines I would never think to try – very exotic – I may just change my itinerary next trip out East.

    • talkavino
      January 29, 2015 at 7:17 am

      I agree – it would be a bit more pleasant to be trapped now at Charlotte than it was before (still when you just want to get home – this is all you want, so I would prefer to have longer connections 🙂 ). And as far as NC wines go – I’m very interested in trying all local wines, whenever they made – in addition to traditional California, Oregon and Washington, I had outstanding wines from New York, Virginia, Texas , Arizona and now North Carolina, and I plan to continue on exploring 🙂

  2. January 29, 2015 at 6:01 am

    I like small surprises, which bring happiness than big ones, the formula of happiness, reality/expectation…. a little smile there about not drinking wine with salad.. I do the same or have a long pause between the bite and the sip. I don’t even taste food during cooking until I take a sip first. Oenophiles are funny people…

  3. January 29, 2015 at 6:06 am

    I just noticed my blog on your blogroll. Thank you 🙂 but the link is broken, the old address…sorry…

    • talkavino
      January 29, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Fixed! And thank you for pointing it out!

  4. January 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Airports in general are becoming much more friendly to the oenophile–glad to hear that Charlotte is finally trying to make the jump into the 21st Century!

    • talkavino
      January 29, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Yes, I think they very much do so, also making travel more pleasant overall

  5. January 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I’ve never had NC wines. Thanks for the education! Not such a bad trip after all. Cheers!

  6. January 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Oh well! I bet the salad was delicious! Not sure about the salmon addition … but of course it’s just me and my aversion to fish. 😜

    • talkavino
      January 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Yes, salad was good. And one day I will be able to convince you that fish is tasty… one day…

  7. January 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Life is full of surprises, just like drinking offbeat grape varieties!!

    • talkavino
      January 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Absolutely! That what makes it fun 🙂

  8. January 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Who would have thought that airport fare could be this good!? I’m impressed! 🙂

    • talkavino
      January 30, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Yes, airports in US are definitely improving. In some airports you can even find full service restaurants inside the terminal. Quite a change…

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