So, I’ve gradually been introducing my mom and sister to the concept of drinking wine on special occasions/holidays. A few days ago my mom said she picked up a bottle of the Sutter Home Pinot Grigio that I
like love (seriously. Liquid gold.) for Thanksgiving. I pointed out that one bottle of wine may not be enough for 8 adults, she added that she got a bottle of red too. I know you’re thinking that two bottles are not nearly enough for that many people, but most don’t drink, so it’s actually plenty for one day.
So, as soon as I came home on Thanksgiving I checked out the wine, and saw that my mom purchased the pinot grigio and a bottle of Sutter Home white zinfandel.
Um, okay. I ran out to the liquor store (luckily there’s one within a three minute drive) and got a Pinot Noir. Because I wanted red wine, and although I don’t like hating on any wine, I really can’t stand white zin.
When I came back, my mom looked at it and said “Should I put it in the fridge?”
|Kitty likes to lounge on top of the fridge.|
[I know you wine connoisseurs may say that some red can be slightly chilled, but cut me a break. We’re buying 5.95 bottles of wine here – we are not talking about fancy wine. And my mom isn't asking that because she read it in the latest Wine Digest, she's asking because "I like my drinks cold."]
My sister came in a few minutes later, saw the bottle, and asked what it was, and said “I thought that wine was lighter.”
Me: What? No, it’s red.
Her: I thought the pinot was white.
Me: You mean pinot grigio, like in the fridge? This is pinot NOIR.
Her: There’s a difference?
Me: *facepalm *
|I know they both start with "Pinot" but COME ON.|
The fun does not end there. When it came time to pour the wine, my mother, sister, and cousin all asked for either the grigio or white zin. Ok. Then, they all proceeded to ASK FOR ICE IN THEIR GLASSES. EVEN THOUGH THE WINE WAS PERFECTLY CHILLED.
I made them get their own ice. I refuse to be part of the travesty.
Honestly you guys, this whole thing is stressing me out. Remember how I used to have wine dreams? Now they’re wInE NiGhTmArEs (ahhhhhh!!!!!).
Seriously. I can't wait to go pour myself a glass of appropriate chilled but ice free pinot grigio. If you need me tonight, I’ll be drunk tweeting.