I feel like I need to catch my breath rather than just breathing. Maybe it’s been too long since I’ve been to yoga. But the truth is, my life is spinning out of control recently. I have a new position at work and that is already stressful. Plus there is a new career perspective hunting me down and I am scared out of my mind to even consider it. And, as if all of that wasn't enough, I took over a second job on the side - my wine classes. I had no idea that preparation for them and speaking in front of 30 women would take so much energy out of me. It is my day off and I am doing research on which wines go with which cheeses. When am I going to find time to study, to have a boyfriend, or to simply breath!?
It’s a good thing I love everything about my life, even if it's spinning out right now. It's all about wine, so it sounds extremely silly of me to complain about it. Oh, and did I forget to mention that my so-tiring research includes drinking wine and sampling cheese? It's my job and so I just have to do it. I bought some Avalanche Goat Cheese and opened bottle of Château de Montfort Vouvray. It already sounds like a great pairing, but I had to put it into practice to be sure. The fresh local goat cheese was creamy, tangy and almost sour. So what wine would go well with it? Vouvray is an area in the Loire Valley and it happens to make one my favorite wines. It's pure chenin blanc and it simply flourishes in the Loire valley. The Château Montfort that I had was Demi-sec in style, which means off-dry. Chenin blanc is famous for its acidity, so with its honey, pear, ripe apple, chamomile tea notes, and crispy finish you would never guess it's off dry. Honey was exactly what my tangy goat cheese needed. The wine softened up the tanginess of the goat cheese by adding chamomile tea and a touch of sweet ripe apples. And just like that, I start breathing normally again, even if it was just for an hour.
Sometimes I find myself wondering why I am pushing myself so hard: spending14 hours a day at work, trying to make money on the side, studying to take one of hardest tests there is, moving from place to place just to get a better job or build a better life. Are we all like this or is it just me? Part of me is very fulfilled and wants to see how far I can go, but part of me wishes I could have an easier time of it – find a husband that does all of the above and I could just relax. It rarely works out this way in real life. And who knows, the easy way might just not be my way. In the meantime I will just keep drinking – it’s taken me so far already!
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