Archive for April, 2011
10. A bikini waxing…for your dad.
9. An eyebrow, lip or back waxing. You can say they’re for your dad too, but…c’mon.
8. Apologize for being a jerk when you were a teenager. Cause you probably were.
7. Finally concede that Josh Groban is “a very talented young man” and that all the music you like is just “noise garbage.”
6. Take her out to do anything that concludes with her saying “Well, this was FUN!” (Why do Mom’s always feel the need to say that?)
5. ANYTHING that smells nice.
4. Respond to one of her many email forwards with the following: “Thanks for the pic, Mom. I had no idea that a duck and a panda could be best friends. How on earth did you find that? You are the queen of the internet.”
3. One of these handy devices.
2. A Secco Gift Card! Simply stop into the restaurant or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an order form.
1. A hug.
…PSYYYCHE! A hug would be a terrible gift. The real #1 is a second Secco gift card.
Perhaps no wine is in greater need of a good PR campaign than Riesling. In the minds of most Americans, Riesling is conceived as being just a shade drier than high-fructose corn syrup, and enjoyed only by little old ladies and diabetics in training.
The truth is that Riesling (traditionally grown in Germany, Austria and France) is one of the world’s most versatile grape varieties, producing wines that run the gamut from bone dry to syrupy sweet. And the irony is that it was America’s collective sweet tooth that compelled its importers to seek out only the most freakishly sweet Rieslings from the Old World and produce similar sugary ones in the New World. The best, off-dry Rieslings are bold, balanced and super food-friendly, often contrasting fruit-forward notes of peaches, apples or melon with a juicy acidity and/or a crisp minerality.
In an effort to redeem this exceptional grape of its undeserved reputation, we have put together Richmond’s First Ever Riesling Crawl. On Tuesday, April 19th, four of Carytown’s top wine haunts will each feature a different wine to showcase the variety’s versatility. Both Amour and Secco will be offering a special food pairing as well. Details below:
5:30 pm – Ellwood’s Cafe 10 South Thompson Street
NV Wegeler Riesling Brut, Mosel, Germany
6:15 pm – Amour Wine Bistro 3129 West Cary Street
2008 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France
7:00 pm – Can Can Brasserie 3120 West Cary Street
2008 Heimberger Riesling Reserve Particulaire, Alsace, France
7:45 pm – Secco Wine Bar 2933 West Cary St
(..and clocking in with the longest named wine name on the crawl…)
2008 Von Beulwitz Kaseler Nies’chen Riesling Spatlese Alte Reben, Mosel, Germany