Sunday, June 15, 2008

Drinking in the cemetery.


Hollywood Forever's Saturday night movie extravaganzas are a regular event around our house. We cook all day, load up our food and wine, hopefully have a friend who's nice enough to be our designated driver and head off to the cemetery. Last night was My Man Godfrey, 1936, starring Carole Lombard. It was so good - it really was - but it was really cold and the four of us snuggled and fell dead asleep for most of it. Ce la Vie!


                                            
We drank a nice little Alsatian Pinot Noir, Heber-Bleger, 2005 (I wrote 
about the gewurztraminer a while ago). It was a wee bit dirty, like horse poo and leather, but it didn't bother me - I usually hate those aromas. It really started to blow off once it sat in the clunky water glass for a while. I like these wines that have lots of acid and tang. They my kind of drink. 

Oh, just a note... the color was brownish and a little weird, but it didn't taste oxidized. $18 at Cheese Store of Silverlake and Silverlake Wine.

Pictured is my friend, Dave Hale. Also photographer of what we wished was Alfred Hitchcock's grave!

4 comments:

Sam Fuller said...

The Cheese Store of Silver Lake carries the Huber-Bleger Peanut Nowhere too, & I've never known it to be brown & bretty. Maybe you were drinking pre-resurrection Tempier Bandol?

Also Hitch was cremated & his ashes scattered, so no luck there either.

Amy said...

Mr. Fuller, you are a wealth of information as always! Thanks... You happen to know the price at the Cheese Store?

Nick Ray said...

$18.99 + tax & a voluntary contribution to the George W. Bush Presidential Library fund if you have a comic to spare.

Amy said...

I do actually. I belonged to the Prince comic book club. As in the artist formerly known as.... I have a whole series of Prince comic books that I think would made a great addition to your library.