Do you know that Dr Suess’ classic Green Eggs and Ham is all about trying new stuff? I didn’t really know his books had a point to them [10 Apples Up On Top baffles me and i can already juggle!] but i’m starting to revisit these classsics in an attempt to answer many metaphysical questions of our world.
We should try new stuff. I recently purchased a bottle of hot banana peppers and now keep it in my fridge. I was inspired by the Harveys employee [also a student at my school] who asked me if i wanted banana peppers on my veggie burger. Kids know stuff. It was delicious.
I’m pleased to see that the LCBO is trying new stuff. Recently i purchased a Syrah from the region of Jumilla in Spain. Honestly, i didn’t even know Jumilla exported any Syrah. I guess i’m not surprised that they grow it – Jumilla is basically Spain’s answer to the Cotes du Rhone – but it seemed daring of the LCBO. Usually we import Spanish Rioja, Ribero del Duero, and then get crazy with a Monastrell or two. But I applaud somebody’s daring Dr Suessical approach to buying wine last month. I guess it doesn’t hurt that Luis Gutierrez, from erobertparker.com rated it a 92. Well done Luis G! Thanks for convincing somebody at the LCBO to try Green Eggs and Ham. I drank it in a glass, with a spouse, beside a daughter, in the rain, with a goat, and on a train [except for the rain and goat and train].
VAlceño Premium 50 Barricas Syrah 2012 VINTAGES#: 398933 $13.95
85% Syrah/ 15% Mourvèdre This may be the best value wine i’ve purchased in years
Also, I realize the irony, writing about green eggs and ham and promoted the Veggie burger at Harveys [best veggie burger around]. Maybe green eggs and ham will inspire you to try their veggie burger next time and give a cow a break.