The night before Texas Rangers FanFest, Bunny and I decided to spend some quality time together sans DLG. We don’t get to enjoy each other alone very much… there’s usually a two-year-old chatterbox interrupting pertinent conversation with questions about why the kitchen smells like a fart or when she’s going to have her own playroom.
This trip down to Dallas offered us an opportunity to “cut loose”. We decided to waste our time over beers and game tokens at the closest Dave and Busters next to our hotel:
HELLS YEAH!! I just won 120 tickets! Good enough to win a beverage napkin.
Believe it or not… it was the first time I’d been to a Dave and Busters since I was about 19-years-old. It won’t take me that long to go back.
After we spent a small fortune on tokens to play the games which in turn gave us tickets to “buy” partially used Dave and Busters chapstick we decided to carry on the evening as we’d planned. We ate dinner at a fabulous gourmet mexican restaurant called Javier’s then found ourself at this fantastic wine bar called “Wine-Tastic“. It wasn’t my first choice for after dinner drinks as I’m not a serious wine drinker… but I don’t mind the occasional dip into the more cultured ambiance of a wine-drinkers tavern.
Perhaps my taste buds are shot from eating all the fake meat from Taco Bell and drinking too many energy drinks but I cannot for the life of me taste strawberries, walnuts, watermelon, pork rines or anything else they say you’re supposed to taste when drinking wine!
Bunny and I decided to get the flight of current red wines they had on special and each of the wines had its own description. The following are excerpts from an actual menu I hijacked:
Guenoc Claret – North Coast, CA – 2008
This Claret is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Petit Sirah. The smell of this is really enticing cherry, red currrant, raspberry and chocolate covered cherries. While in the mouth, it rocks with plenty of gutsy substance and character. The flavors of black cherry, red plum and black raspberry, along with a touch of dark cocoa powder and spicy black pepper.
“Ah yes. I smell a little spicy black pepper. Uh-huh. Oh, and could swear I smell someone’s backwash! Wait… this is water! What the hell!”
Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lake County CA – 2007
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon starts with aromas of bright red fruits, blackberry, tobacco and cedar. This elegant wine offers chewy black fruit flavors with subtle tannins on the finish that don’t overpower this easy-to-drink Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bunny reflects on how remarkably chewy her wine tastes!
“Chocolate covered cherries?!”
“Smells of tobacco and cedar?!!”
“Aromas of bright red fruits?!!!”
I tried really hard when I tasted these wines to pick out the flavors they described. I arrived at the conclusion that I didn’t want to think that hard and would rather just get a good buzz.
I’m not saying that all the wines didn’t taste different and that perhaps I did have a favorite but who cares if you can taste the subtle nuances of whether this wine has pureed rabbit embryos in it and that wine has a fermented Three Musketeers bar in it!
I suppose I’m just not cultured enough or have much better of a reason to drink wine than to ultimately look like this: