Review: Colby Red Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc

Who: Colby Red

What: Cabernet Sauvignon (13.8%) and Sauvignon Blanc (13.5%)

When: 2012 (Cab) and 2014 (Sauvignon Blanc)

Where: California

Why: Because it’s rare to find a red and a white that are both so very good and have such a wonderful backstory.

Out of the mouths of babes… know the old saying. Sometimes the most amazing words of wisdom come out of the youngest humans. And in the case of the Colby Red wines, the wise words came out of the mouth of a 12-year-old.

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Doing “It” the Man’s Way

My husband is a really smart guy.  Seriously, he can read about something in a book and understand how to do it himself, no instruction required.  I consider myself fortunate because this ability means he can fix things around our house that would be far more expensive to have done professionally.  Sometimes, though, this blessing is a curse.

No matter how simple the task, with hubby dear, it always becomes complicated. This weekend, as I was lugging both kids by myself to a home improvement store to buy some forgotten item for one of his projects, I thought about what it would be like if I cooked the way he does home projects. I think it would go something like this:

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Just found a lime in my purse. No idea where it came from. Sadly, no Tequila appeared with it.

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My kids have a bad case of PGSD:  Post-Grandparent Spoiled Disorder.  For those of you unfamiliar with PGSD, it is characterized by a dramatic increase in whining, pouting, and tantrums, a loss of ability to use words like “please” and “thank you” and ask nicely, and the expectation that every whim will be entertained instantly.

If your children are suffering from PGSD, you may notice that they express unusual dietary requests, like fruit snacks for breakfast or popcorn for dinner.  They may begin to whine if you don’t give them what they want within 2 nanoseconds.  PGSD can also infect a child’s toys, causing their rooms to be suddenly overwhelmed with new acquisitions, usually ones that make noises or have impractical, small parts or are completely age-inappropriate. In rare extreme cases, PGSD can involve live pets, ear piercing, or the inexplicable introduction of chewing gum to your two-year-old.  In older children, expect a considerable amount of heavy sighing.

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