Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A-ha!



Tonight we went to Rotier's for dinner and I saw this sign. I thought it was strange that suddenly Yeungling is available at Whole Foods and now they are serving it at Rotier's. You NEVER used to be able to find Yeungling anywhere in Nashville. So I asked the waitress what was up with that and she told me that Yeungling had recently been bought out by Budweiser, so now they can sell it in Nashville. AHHH! If lame-o Budweiser messes with my Yeungling I will not be happy. So before I was excited to be able to get Yeungling here, but now I am a bit concerned. Hmm...

After dinner, we stopped at Midtown Wines to look for the wines Erin posted about on her blog. Of course, they didn't have them. I'm going to try to order them online or maybe I'll just get Andrew and Chad to buy some for me and then pick it up from them when I next see them. However, my disappointment was brief, because the sales guy who was helping us was so nice and excited about wine and his enthusiasm just rubbed off on me and made me happy. Also, the way he looked and his mannerisms reminded me of my uncle Richard. It was a good time and we waxed poetic together about the NYtimes recipe for the perfect gin martini. He even told me he would order some Junipero Anchor Steam gin for me-- which I have heard so many good things about and have tried to find high and low. We also had deep, philosophical conversations about the sublties between the Zenato Ripasso and Amarone. I feel like he (his name is Victor, by the way) is my soul mate and we should become the best of friends...or at least drink together, since we seem to have the same tastes in wine and spirits. Oooh, and he said he would try to get the owner to order craft tonic waters for me. *swoon*

5 comments:

Kathy said...

You are too funny. Wish we lived closer, so you could teach me all about really good gin and tonic...our liquor stores don't sell tonic. Don't you think that is weird?

Adina said...

That is strange. What's the deal with that? Do you have to get it in a grocery store?

I would love to move to New Hope, Lambertville, or Philadelphia one day, so maybe your wildest dreams of having me nearby will come true!! Haha. In the meantime, I will visit and I shall mix you up a mean gin and tonic.

Kathy said...

Yes, we have to go to the grocery store to by tonic! I am going to see what Whole Foods has. I never thought to look there for it!

I will wait anxiously for your visit...

Erin said...

I am so honored that you went looking for the wine! Maybe Matt should expand his business to Nashville!!

Adina said...

Erin, he should! I have a terrible time finding wines in Nashville (either that we ran out of, I read about, or that other people suggest to me). I have a friend in NC though, and so I'm getting things shipped to her. Sad, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get some good vino.