Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Let me talk about this wine first.
I have been hesitant to drink this for a while now. Mostly because I know it is difficult to track down in my area. Living on the east coast and ordering wines from the West, I developed a fear of never being able to find more that one of "one of a kind" wines. I got a box of wine from Pour This and have yet to try any of them. They are safely slumbering in my wine fridge.
The first time I came upon this Sauv Blanc was in a Wine Shoppe (that was the name of the establishment) and the Persian shoppe owner saw me in the Sauvignon Blanc aisle and literally ran up on me and could not contain his excitement for this wine. He told me this is by far the best Sauvignon Blanc that he has ever had. He had this amazingly authentic accent and he was so classy and just impressed me with his knowledge and passion for wine, this wine in particular.
It is such a tasty wine with a beautiful bouquet full of floral and tropical notes of melon and lime.
It was the last bottle, so I bought it and squirrel it away. Drinking it tonight I feel like I am doing something special for myself because this has been a hard past two weeks for all of us so we should do nice things for ourselves now more than ever. We should allow ourselves little treats here and there as a reminder that even though we work ourselves to the bone on the daily, life is worth it and can be pretty chill if we make it.
Not to make it all about me, but for me, it has been a rough two weeks. Anyone else witness a business meeting between two partners that quickly escalated into a screaming match followed by a full blown physical altercation? No one else? Just me? "Where the fuck do you work?" you ask yourself? Picture animal house but with real life rabies.
To me, there is nothing worse than seeing two men fight. I have been to supervised MMA fights and those freaked me out but at least there are rules in place and someone to break it up before it turns deadly. When I tell you that witnessing that fight took about 18 years off my life, I am being dead ass serious.
Some of the highlights of the "Throw Down of the 31st of October" were:
- Me shouting at them "You're in your 50's stop fighting!!!'
- My boss holding a cup of herbal tea that got spilled all over the place once they started shoving each other
- Neither of them actual throwing a punch, just shoving each other and not getting anywhere
- Me losing about 5 pounds from not eating and crying and shaking uncontrollably from the adrenaline leaving my body for the following three days.
Needless to say things were pretty uncomfortable for the rest of the week.
And then they got worse.
Being a woman and a millennial is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever. We are seen as both a pussy and a pussy; a noun and a verb. It makes me sad to know that the worst is yet to come. I came to this country over 20 years ago and was hopeful about my future, but in one night that hope has been diminished completely.
Even if you hate Hillary for any of the reasons that the press and social media has pushed into your mind, you cannot argue the fact that when compared to Trump, she is the most qualified for the job.
With how much we as a nation glorify bullshit like the Kardashians that were dubbed "America's First Family", who built their empire on the embarrassment of a disgusting sex tape and trademark altering your body beyond the point of recognition all in the name of unattainable beauty standards, I think that finally America has the president that it deserves. Absolute trash.
I love being a contributing member of this country and working towards a goal of a better tomorrow, but I think that we have lost sight of what is important. I worked hard to become a citizen and I am proud to be one, but things have to keep progressing and not regressing.
I am still with Hillary because I believe in the good that she could have done for all of us.
When we were watching the election and it was getting late and past our usual bedtime of just before midnight, I looked over at Margot and Eloise who normally aren't entirely fond of each other, and found them cuddling together and I wasn't sure if it was for safety or for warmth.
It took me a while to get my thoughts in order for this post. I am now a reasonable enough of a mental distance away from the events that took place to be able to think and talk about them without being overcome with this incredible sadness.
The best thing that we can do now is to take the time to remember that we are only as small as we limit ourselves into being. Just because we do not find our circumstances ideal does not justify us giving up and losing it all. If we could just give up like that because we do not like our job, our living situation, or even our president then we would and it would be even worse than it is now. But we cannot give up. We cannot lose faith. Because that is not an option and not an out from a tough situation. Don't let yourself lose everything that you have worked so hard for because of your dignity, because your dignity is tougher than you think. As long as you keep fighting and keep going and keep doing even the simple task of waking up in the morning and opening the blinds, then your dignity will stay intact and keep empowering you to do better.
Now back to this delicious wine...
Pair With: Something light like Saltines because they are delicious. But if you want to give the classy treatment that this wine truly deserves then you should bring it to a BYOB sushi restaurant.
Tasting Notes: Very fruity and juicy but not in an overpowering Wrigley's kind of way. Zesty and citric with a spritely acidity at every sip ensures that you keep sipping this delightful wine.
Chug It: YAS. It is so good!!!