Make Sure You Have Plenty of OOPS!
OK, you spill an expensive bottle of wine, you break glasses.  Those “oops” moments are no fun at all.  The OOPS moments I’m talking about are failures, but they show you are still trying new things, experimenting, learning.

FoodBeerClick Chili (original post here)
I wanted to modify a chili recipe to pair it with a red wine.  Red wine with any tannin component usually doesn’t pair with spicy dishes.  I did my best, but how did the chili taste with the wine?  Awful; need to consider changing the blog title to Food Beer Click.

Nobel goal, falls well short of the mark

Noble goal, falls well short of the mark

Lesson: Spicy chili & beer

Lesson: Spicy chili & beer

Ceviche with Sauvignon Blanc
Julie’s favorite wine is Sauvignon Blanc, the grassier the better.  I wanted to find something that would be a great match.  Ceviche was new for me, I thought the bracing acidity of the dish would pair well with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.  The ceviche was great, the wine was nice.  Together?  WRONG. Ack!  Awful.

Seemed like a perfect match.  Fail.

Seemed like a perfect match. Fail.

A Rosé we had open saved the day.  Ahhh....

A Rosé we had open saved the day. Ahhh….

Freud said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”.  Sometimes, though, oops is just oops.

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Note: This is #4 in a monthly wine writing challenge among a fun group of wine bloggers.  See the entries for this month (#4) here.


5 Responses to “Oops!”
  1. Sally says:

    KP ruined the experience of drinking a very nice red by overloading the chilli the other day. Rose with ceviche….sounds fab. Great post.

  2. talkavino says:

    Very nice interpretation, Jeff! Cheers!

  3. I think that I would have tried the St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc with the Shrimp Ceviche as well. With Chili these days I like a Malbec, but sometimes I falter and go with a classic Margarita. Enjoyed the read.

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