I whined quite a bit in my previous post about how hard it was to look for a new house. Well, on the house front, after some patience and many more tours, we finally found a home we liked and wanted to call our own.
While looking at homes, I critiqued each one the way I did wine, and found the experience slightly more enjoyable.
I don’t want to jinx our potential new home, so I am not going to post pictures or talk about it. But once the financing is complete, I will probably find a way to talk about our new home in all my posts. Consider yourself warned.
I made sure to supplement our home search with a few good wines. After all, what good does it do to come back from looking at some “yuck homes” only to pour a glass of bad wine.
A glass of good wine cures any bad day and helps change a bad attitude into a more optimistic one. The more remarkable wines that cured my can’t-find-a-home-blues, include:
L Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. A straw yellow (with slight green tinge) wine, with a yeasty and almost dosage nose (similar to what I smell when drinking champagne. The wine was light and savory, with a slight citrus after taste. It was refreshing and bright, much-needed after a blah day.
Maison Bleue Jaja 2012 Columbia Valley White Wine. Always a fan, I have enjoyed every Maison Bleue wine that I have tried, and this was no exception. Light yellow in color, this wine was also savory and citrus, very light and airy. The palette matched the nose: light, with a slight citrus aftertaste. You can never go wrong with a bottle of Maison Bleue.
Two great wines that turned my frown upside down, and made the search for a new home just that much easier. Once the purchase is complete and we are fully moved-in, I look forward to a relaxed summer of trying wines and starting a new chapter of our lives.