Sunday, February 05, 2006

Late Sunday Night Blabber

Saturday was mostly spent puttering about the house. I am totally convinced that the previous owners of this house never cleaned it. After scraping paint off some of the windows I proceeded to attack the dirt that lay caked on them. To know me is to know that I love to clean so I was in heaven.

Before I started my task of de-scumming the windows I started a loaf of bread that I was to bring to a housewarming party later that evening. I was dreading attending the party but I forced myself to go as part of my effort to be more social. It turned out to be a wise choice. I had fun.

The highlight of the evening was when everyone at the fete got to sample a bottle of Dom Perignon. Now it is my understanding that this is supposed to be one of the best champagnes so when I when I tasted it I expected to be blown away. My palette was going to be spoiled and I would no longer be able to savor the five dollar bottles of Cava that I have come to love. I raised my plastic cup to my lips sipped and tasted. I turned to a colleague that was standing next to me and said, "That was disappointing." She added, "Well I wouldn't say that its worth any more than the twenty dollar bottles of champagne, but no more than twenty for sure." I nodded my head in a agreement and slammed the rest of the liquid quickly down my throat. Maybe my palette isn't sophisticated enough or maybe it was the plastic cup.


Blogger Mizez Slocombe said...

Krug is everything that Dom should be.

1:14 AM  
Blogger tornwordo said...

Kind of like the $125 cotton tank top at Armani Exchange. You pay for the name.

6:16 AM  
Blogger tim said...

Two things... the plastic cup?!?!?!?! Uh, big no no. Destroys the experience.

Second, Dom Perignon is known for it's un-tart, yeasty, full-bodied, over-bearing, meaty mouthfeel. Cava is about light, effervescent, tart, freshness.

Stay away from the Dom.

7:13 AM  
Blogger joey said...

I totally agree. You are paying for the name. But then again I'm Italian and we drink Asti :)

7:19 AM  
Blogger jjd said...

i'm with joey on the asti. good sweet stuff.

and we all know 80% of the experience is presentation: drinking out of a plastic cup would pretty much ruin that for me.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

Sometimes the anticipation is much greater than the event...

10:43 AM  
Blogger DanNation said...

I suggest shipping champagne on yachts in Nice, where a girls seen some things she a'int s'posed to see. I've never been to paradise and I've never been to me.

1:08 PM  
Blogger GayProf said...

Yeah, I have to echo the anti-plastic cup sentiments. If you are using plastic cups, why not just serve flat Pepsi and be done with it?

1:09 PM  
Blogger Seeker Onos said...

Yeek. Champagne has never really been my thing, but I would take Asti in a nice (champagne) flute any day.

Never had Dom before, so my phillistine palate will have to take your word for it. :)

1:49 PM  
Blogger Hypoxic said...

Mizez Slocombe said...Krug is everything that Dom should be.

Yep, that it is, Mizez, that it is.

But in either case, if you're going to spend that much money on it, you need to at least drink it out of real champagne glasses :)

6:15 PM  

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