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Happy (belated) birthday to me!

August 7, 2007
And a picture of what happens when you give your husband the camera and ask him to take a picture of the cake! In any case, my in-laws were here visiting this weekend and it was also my father-in-law's birthday. Mine happened on Wednesday while I was away on business, so we shared a cake for the two birthdays instead.

Of course, we shared a bottle of wine to mark the occasion, this time a bottle of 2005 De la Montanya Syrah. The wine came in our last club shipment, cost around $24, had a real cork closure, and was 14.4% alcohol by volume. It was served with grilled steaks, fresh corn, and green beans prepared by Matt and my mother-in-law.

The nose showed dark fruit, cedar, oak, leather, and black currants. In the mouth there were big gobs of dark fruit. Specifically I found black currants and blackberries. Overall the wine was a bit tannic and was a big wine. I think I would let this one sit around for a bit before drinking it, or at least decant it before serving.

Another year older, the jury is still out on the wiser bit.


  1. Marcus said...

    Happy belated birthday. You're probably already wiser since Wednesday.

    (Quite generous of you to share your birthday ... some people wouldn't think of it!)

    8/7/07, 8:19 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    Thanks Marcus :)

    I'm actually quite used to sharing, my little bro's b-day is the day before mine and then when I left home it turned out one of my new friends at college had the exact same one as me!

    8/7/07, 8:36 PM  

  3. Edward said...


    Happy Birthday! I'm not sure what looks the most dangerous - the icecream, or you carrying two sharp objects!

    8/7/07, 10:14 PM  

  4. Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday from WineQ! :)


    8/7/07, 10:39 PM  

  5. Joe said...

    Happy Birthday! Next year ask for the decanter ;)

    8/7/07, 10:56 PM  

  6. Shantanu said...

    After all, its not the years in your life that counts, it is the life in your years! Many, many happy returns.

    8/13/07, 6:02 AM  

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