Saturday, February 1, 2014

Retirement and wine

Retirement has brought various changes to my life, including drinking more wine!  With the academic job I had, I often worked in the evenings--preparing for class, grading papers, writing memos, etc.--so it was rare for me to have a glass of wine with dinner.  Wine was special, for dinner with guests.  Soon after I retired, I realized that could change, and now that David is retired too, we've been going through a lot more wine.  We've been sampling various lower end wines, to see how far we could go and still enjoy the wine.  We had settled on Mirassou Pinot Noir, about $8.00 for a regular 750 ml bottle.  Then I decided to try a step lower, remembering the Gallo Hearty Burgundy that was our standard red wine when in grad school 40 years ago.  I didn't see exactly that on the shelf, but found Livingston Cellars (aka Gallo) Burgundy, a 1.5 liter bottle for the same price as the 750 ml bottle of Mirassou.  Very drinkable!  We now happily drink this for our "every night" glass, and enjoy something higher end when we have guests over.

1 comment:

  1. As my economy measure, I have started drinking the lower priced Cupcake and Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc (both with screw tops which are easier to store in the refrigerator since they don't leak when laid flat) instead of the pricier Pinot Grigio we had been drinking. As long as I stick to just one 6-oz glass, this doesn't seem to cause any weight gain.