Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Benefit of Hotel Living



Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.
--William Shakespeare


My complimentary bottle was a Plantaze Vranac pro corde 2007.

15 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

Nice. The Crockett Hotel in San Antonio had two large bottles of water on top of the TV cabinet. The fine print on each said, "If you open this bottle, a $5 charge will be added to your bill." We drank from the tap.

David Cranmer said...

Ha! I've been there also. Sometimes I don't see the fine print and do a classic spit-take when I'm checking out and see the bill.

Leah J. Utas said...

Looks good. How was it?

David Cranmer said...

Leah, I'm no connoisseur, so I'm no good at specifics, but it was an excellent wine. According to a link I found online: This crowd pleaser sports a deep, almost purple color and a rich fruit extract. Black berries and supple cherry tones dominate the aromas, bursting into a pleasurable harmonious experience on the palate. And to that I agree.

Chris said...

The places I've stayed at lately I've just been happy that the freakin' water out of the tap ran reasonably clear.

David Cranmer: Livin' the Dream.

David Cranmer said...

Chris, I have a tendency to only spotlight the finer moments. But sometime, when I get the chance, I'll tell you about this seedy hotel I was stuck at in Louisiana where these Hungarian acrobats were practicing their routines in the room above mine...

Cloudia said...

Yes, wine and salt are "creatures" and sacraments.



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Oscar said...

That bottle has the sound and description of one of those expensive fine wines and can be habit forming if approached in the manner that old Shaky described. We 've been known to "well use" a gallon of that Italian fellows wine (a Rose of some sort) while sitting on the patio admiring the starry skies, hotel or no.

David Cranmer said...

Cloudia, Yes, that they are.

Oscar, A glass of wine on the patio under the starry skies with the wife... sounds like my kind of evening.

pattinase (abbott) said...

make mine sauvignon blanc, please.

Sarah Laurence said...

A nice bottle of wine, Othello and a loved one for company. What could be finer? Enjoy!

David Cranmer said...

Patti, A very fine French wine.

Sarah, Bonus points for you for knowing the Shakespeare quote.

Don said...

I have not tasted a drip of fine wine in some time. May have to rectify that.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm afraid that doesn't mean anything at all to me. Not a very educated wine drinker I should say.

David Cranmer said...

Don, You owe it to youself.

Charles, I should have gone with the Heineken post?