Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wine in the morning

As you might notice, I use Sitemeter. It tells you what brought people to your website or blog, within some level of detail. The vast majority of my visitors (who don’t comment for some reason) come from Google searches. My public service announcement about how to make ringtones for my Sony phone seems to be a top traffic point, as is my post on wine koozies, Black Mountain Pinot Noir, and what to eat with chicken marsala. Of course things like salmon and chardonnay, or specific searches for wine come up, how to age wine, etc, are searches as well.

However, a recent review of my sitemeter referring urls revealed a search for “wine in the morning”. Well. I just don’t know what to say. Don’t get me wrong, I drink in the morning sometimes, and no not just on St. Patrick’s Day or vacation. Sometimes, particularly if my parents are in town, we’ll have some Godiva & coffee or even a shot of Rumplemintz in the morning. (yes, I know having a shot of Rumplemintz in the morning with one’s parents seems very odd, but that’s another post) But this search made me think about all the drinks I’ve had in the morning. Probably the closest to wine in the morning I’ve had is a Mimosa (sparkling wine/OJ). I feel like I’m letting someone down though. I mean, they came to me, Wine Lush, for an answer and I didn’t provide them with one.

So here I am, at 7:58 in the morning. I didn’t drink anything last night, so I’m not hungover, and I’m looking in my wine fridge to see what sounds good. Now, I’m not actually going to open a bottle of wine. I don’t work today-Thursdays I stay at home, do school work, run errands, etc. So I could if I wanted to, but I’m not going to. But if I were to drink, what would I open? Red wine doesn’t sound good. Well, certainly not a Cab Sav, maybe a Beaujolais, something lighter and fruity, I suppose would be ok. Chardonnay doesn’t sound good, of course Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t sound good. But, a fruity Riesling sounds pretty good, or some wine that would go good with spicy food. Of course, with or without OJ, a sparkling sounds nice, although not a brut.

So, dear reader from Oregon, should you search again, my morning wine recommendation is something fruity, such as Beaujolais, Reisling, and a sec or semi-sec sparkling.

Regular readers, feel free to offer your suggestions and to all my passerby readers, please, stay a bit and comment, even if you disagree!


LucyinStLou said...

Usually wine in the morning sounds gross to me with two exceptions. 1) Wine touring because I like to get to the wineries at 10 a.m. or earlier. And, hey, your palate is fresher then. 2) Bellinis or Mimosas or plan sparkling with breakfast on vacation. Actually, under those very narrow circumstances I can actually eat and enjoy breakfast. The champagne brunch at the Bellagio in Vegas was delicious.

WineLush said...

But even when you're wine touring, your body clock thinks its later, right? By the time you efficient Luces get to your first winery, you've already gotten up ran or walked an hour, showered, had breakfast and probably read the paper and maybe squeezed in curing cancer in your efficient schedule, right?? ;)

Mrs. B said...

when i first read your title "wine in the morning" i was really confused of why would someoone drink wine in the morning? but after readying Lucy's post that make sense, Mimosas. I love to have a holiday or special occasion Mimosas. it's a perfect treat.