Weather Network addicts raise your hand. What did you do during the tornado watch of Wednesday night? Aside from learning the word “tornadic” and learning about “strobe lightning” I realized that it is a great idea to have a wine cellar in your basement – in case you need to scramble to your basement because of the tornadic weather. Just remember to grab some cheese from the fridge on your way down.
To say that I was a storm chaser Wednesday night is a bit of an exaggeration – but I did take tornado watching to a new level. Sitting on my porch I watched the lightning show and watched for funnel clouds with a nice bottle of Cava. After that we brought out the prosciutto, cheese, salami, and bread and then opened a nice sturdy bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon – Stone Dwellers Cab from Australia. You remember Stone Dwellers? I still refer to it as the Gord Stimmell wine. It seemed a good idea to be drinking Stone Dwellers in the event of a tornado. It is a strong wine that was perfect for battening down the hatches on a stormy night.