Happy New Year!

We’re about to open a bottle of Matthews Cellars Cab Franc before we go out to dinner to bring in the new year. The WWD (wine with dinner) remains a mystery.

But first we wanted to wish our family, good friends and readers a healthy and happy 2008. As my dear friend Kathie once toasted (a couple of decades ago … and I’ve used the toast every year since then) — may your best day of 2007 be your worst day of 2008!

Cheers!

Margot and Dave

Happy Boxing Day!

In honour of Boxing Day, we are spelling honor with a “u” and drinking 2003 Charbonneau Red from Woodward Canyon. We picked up a bottle last April when we visited the winery’s tasting room in a restored 1870’s farmhouse in Lowden, about 13 miles west of Walla Walla.

As regular readers know, we’re big fans of Bordeaux-style blends, and Woodward Canyon’s Charbonneau is one of our favorites. The rich, robust blend is a deep garnet red–56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cab Franc. It’s a unique wine because it’s both soft and spicy.

We were waiting for a special occasion to open it — and Boxing Day is just that! So Happy Boxing Day!

Cheers!

Happy Holidays!

My blog is now six months old — thank you for reading it and thanks to those who have friended me on Facebook.

Here’s a toast to my blog readers and new friends in the wine industry! And to my old friends in Canada and my new friends in the U.S. Thanks for your support in 2007 — and here’s to a healthy and successful 2008! Happy Holidays!

Cheers!