Monday, January 01, 2007

Under $10 A Bottle: Review #1

We uncorked the first bottle last night from Tom's recent case-of-wine splurge. It was the Cristalino sparkling wine from Spain. Have you ever opened a drawer full of old pencil erasers that hasn't seen the light of day in years? I found it evocative of that experience. Redolent of the horse barn at the polo field, it also brought to mind old rain boots. Subtle undertones of windshield wiper fluid. All in all, a truly delightful accompaniment to corn meal crust pizza, arugula, blue cheese, and olives.