August 29, 2009

Gauchos and French women when sick

I keep telling myself I need to make a list of wines I like and carry it with me bc I never remember what I liked when I get to the grocery store. I think by photographing them here, I'll also have a visual reminder. Last night I wanted wine, and knew I liked Malbecs, so I felt safe in trying this one, on sale for $7.99 at Kroger (cheaper than both my favorite Malbecs there).
Gaucho Spur
Espuela Del Gaucho
Malbec (Mendoza) 2007

The bottle says flavors rich in plums and cherries with notes of vanilla and chocolate.

I enjoyed it, but nothing stood out to me. It was a satisfying wine. Disclaimer, I am also sick, so my taste buds were not in top form.


Watched Practical Magic on TV this morning. I'm not a movie person, so when I will watch a movie several times, you know I like it. Such a great story, and Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are great together as sisters. Besides, who doesn't like a movie about magic? And with Stockard Channing?

Last night I watched The Dreamers, upon review from a blogger and medical student from Romania, I read: Cinnamon & Coffee. (Warning, there's a NSFW image below)

It was a very strange movie, and I think the difference in cultural norms and mores between her part of the world and mine show through in my (and my watching companion's) reactions to the movie vs her glowing review. It was overtly sexual (surprise, was a NC-17 rating) and there were odd themes of inappropriate brother/sister behavior and a bit of homosexuality. One of the leads looked so familiar to me, and I couldn't place him, so I had to turn to trusty IMDB to find out that he was Henry in Dawson's Creek! I knew I knew him. Well Henry's all grown up in this movie! He also eerily resembles Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can. Also, Eva Green is beautiful, her face at once childlike and mature beyond her years in the film. She's also so, French.

There's a part in the movie where Eva's character dresses like the Venus de Milo, and it's very realistic looking.


  1. Hi! I'm so glad to hear from you and know about your blog. I'm now following:)

  2. very cool! and mhmm... i love wine.