Three different red wines

threeTonight was a night to finish off the last of three bottles. We started with the Sleeping Bear Winery Merlot, then finished the rest of the Valréas Côtes Du Rhône Villages, and then, finally, the Reserve De L’Estey Médoc. We just decided, since we had a little bit in three bottles, to finish them. It’s a beautiful evening in Michigan and we are sitting on our patio.

For dinner tonight, I have a fresh-baked loaf of whole wheat bread, and a pot of turkey/garlic/potato/asparagus soup. (This is my own invention and it is fabulous. If you want the recipe, let me know.) Although it is a summer night, I was in the mood for a cozy meal tonight.

3 Responses to “Three different red wines”

  1. Vicki Voisin Says:

    Melody…Of course I want the recipe!!! I love homemade soups and must send you a couple I have. I have also been hungry for chili, a sure sign that summer is ending. I do have another question for you: what’s your rule for holding wine? I sometimes have a bottle sitting on my kitchen counter for a week and it seems to be OK but is that a bad thing to do?

  2. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hi Vicki, I will get you the soup recipe – thanks for asking! If we do not finish a bottle of wine, we always use the vacuum seal method to store the wine until the next day or whenever we decide to finish it. It is a rubber stopper that you put in and then you pump out the excess air. We have always found that the wine stays fresh. When we remove the stopper, it always gives a little “sput” sound – like when you open a new jar of vacuum-packed pickles It’s kind of a reassuring sound because we know we did a good job of pumping out the excess air. You can purchase these at any wine shop or any kitchen shop – they cost about $9.

  3. Vicki Voisin Says:

    That will be my next purchase. Thanks!


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