Tues. 1/30: 2005 LINDEMANS BIN 65 CHARDONNAY

Long day at the office but got much accomplished which is always satisfying. We were able to get the kids to bed at a decent time and settled in to watch Friends With Money. Netflix had delivered it about a week ago and we just got around to watching it tonight. You want my review? Okay here it is. It was just o.k. I had a hard time believing Jennifer Aniston would end up with the guy she did. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but let me put it this way. If you like watching a lot of couples with a lot of problems, this movie is for you! Both #1 and I sipped on a glass of 2005 Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay before we started watching the flick and during. When I first started drinking wine, which seems like an eternity ago, I loved this style wine. It is loaded with oak flavors, very golden and heavy on the tongue and just seems a "little much" at first. I will say that the second glass seemed to have mellow a little bit so maybe this one needs to breathe a little to calm it down. Financially, however, it's a steal. I got this one at $4.66/bottle which is damn near impossible to find in any of the liquor/wine stores in Arkansas unless you've got a "connect". I admit, I got spoiled living in Chicago which is filled with great wine stores that specialize in just wine and don't even carry beer, liquor, etc and when we moved to The Rock we were confronted with the aforementioned liquor/wine store. I'm hopeful that will change and know that the retail store I am planning will be a wine-only location with sidelines of nice stems and accompaniments. I'm even thinking about having a nice cheese section as that is another area sorely missed. The market is here for it! A new Rhettism. He came home the other day and over dinner was asking how come he never gets to take a "sacky" lunch. We quickly determined that he wanted to brown-bag it instead of getting the daily hot lunch. We've honored his wish and don't have the heart to correct him on the "sacky" part. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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