In the last couple of months, Hubby and I have switched up our weekend errands to try and make sure we accomplish all of the grocery shopping, laundry, and other not-so-fun things on Saturday while leaving Sundays to really relax. For some reason, this Sunday didn’t work out the way it was supposed to. We woke up late, which I can only blame of two weeks of staying up way past my bedtime to watch the Olympics. Then, instead of heading out right away get in our respective runs, we both futz around a bit, so that by the time we both were finished, home, showered, and ready to do our last bit of errands, it was already mid-afternoon.
We gave the rest of the day a good effort, though, heading out despite the bout of laziness we were both battling, and I even bailed on my monthly knitting group because Hubby and I were making progress. By the time we walked in the door at 5:30, our errands were complete, and we were hungry and exhausted. Hubby put a honey-rubbed black forest ham in the oven and started working on a new experiment—pesto mashed potatoes. I, on the other hand, opened a bottle of wine.
The 2011 Michel-Schlumberger ‘Le Flirt’ (winery) is from the Dry Creek Valley, California and is made from Merlot grapes. The wine had a vibrant, medium salmon color. On the nose, there were ripe wild strawberries and limes with hints of cherries and rose petals. In the mouth, there were very ripe strawberries mixed with limeade. The wine had a light body and bright acidity.
Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely! If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $15, this wine is a fabulous summer wine, and honestly, is something I would even consider opening for Easter dinner. It paired beautifully with Hubby’s baked ham and pesto mashed potatoes, and continued to be enjoyable through my Sunday evening of blogging, sock knitting, 2012 London Olympics closing ceremonies viewing, and True Blood watching.
All that said, I think this is a wine that is best purchased on the sale rack. The winery’s website says it generally sells for $20, and that’s a little more than I would pay for this. At $15, though, it was fun, flirty, and fabulous for a casual Sunday evening.
Question of the Day: Do you generally split your errands up throughout the weekend or is there one day that’s busier than the other?
Purchased at Lot18
Overall: 4 Corks
I generally try to run my errands during the week, usually late at night grocery shopping (yes I am that person in the grocery store at 10pm) or I try to sneak in drycleaning etc. during the workday. Saturdays are generally filled with some sort of social activity, so Sunday is our family day where we mostly stay home and to ourselves.
Thanks for the rose review! I will be looking for this merlot soon!