Ahhh, It is Thursday again! We are on the homestretch towards the weekend! It is time to let loose a little bit, get a little bit crazy this evening. It is time to break out the wine! And today is no ordinary Thursday, it is the first day of March Madness. I do not know about you but I am rooting for UCLA! Go Bruins!
You can be sure that all of the bars will be showing the games on TV and it is probably a great night to go out to your favorite sports bar, fight the crowds, drink too much beer, and get rowdy. But if that is just not your thing, why not enjoy March Madness in a little more style with this jug of Guadagni red table wine from Preston Wineries (Hey! I said a LITTLE more style ok!). I first told you about this jug of fun when I wrote about my wine tasting trip to Dry Creek Valley. This is not your ordinary cheap jug of wine you pick up at the grocery store that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and a horrific hangover. This jug is special! Preston Winery dishes up this wine straight from the barrel into these three liter jugs only on Sundays. It is a blend of Zinfandel, Mourvèdre, and Carignane grapes made to look and taste like the wine that was enjoyed by their old neighbor and fellow wine maker Jim Guadagni.
This wine is best enjoyed with a group of friends sitting around a big table (or on the couch in front of your big screen TV) enjoying a simple Italian dinner served family style. I served it with my Mother-in-law’s famous homemade tomato sauce, cooked up with a large batch of thin spaghetti and served with a side of roasted vegetables and homemade focaccia. YUM!
Here, have a closer look at that spaghetti and tomato sauce. Hmmm……ok that does not look so appetizing anymore does it? Well then, nevermind, forget I ever showed you this picture….