What to drink when the Patriots lose the Super Bowl . . .

I still can't believe they blew it. We were having a fine time at our good friend's house, Chef Charlie Palmer, happily eating (no bean dip there!) and drinking our way through the first half. It was a bit of a Pinot Noir frenzy, starting first with a bottle of 2004 Saxon Brown, Anderson Valley.  In the second quarter, we opened a bottle of 2005 Rochioli (Tom and his kids were there as well).  By halftime, we had gone overseas to a 1st growth Nuits St. George, Chateau de Something.  At this point things were going great.  Even Tom Petty's half time show was entertaining, although none of the kids knew who he was, and found it thoroughly hilarious that this OLD guy was actually one of my favorite singers at one time!


I was worried about Tom Brady though.  He sure looked yellow…kind of green actually.  Could he have had the flu?

  brady2.gifSo, we moved into the Radio-Coteau.  It was a good indicator of things to come…we were sure the Patriots would win!  Now, please recognize that we were in a house full of transplanted New Yorkers.  They were pretty stressed with Eli's performance, not to mention that guy who kept missing all the passes.  But, things were going great for the Patriots.  We were going to win.  And, then the last four minutes occurred.  Some say it was like no Super Bowl finish that anyone can remember.  The Patriots lost a 1 ½ year winning streak to the underdog.


So, I ask you…what the hell do we open up now??  I'm thinking a martini might do the trick.

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billh Author Profile Page said:
February 4, 2008 5:57 PM

I have in-laws that live in New England and are of course Die Hard Patriot Fans (are there any other kind) We here in Cleveland (Texas) population 7,200 we were routing for the Giants, only because we knew it would tick off all the displaced Cowboy fans, We started our party with Dry Creek Fume and then moved to the 05 Sonoma Cab. From there it became an open “wine” bar.

After the game we finished with finger food and water, most of us were (after spending the night on our property) traveling in the morning.

My friends and I have been long time fans of your families wine; at one time we stayed at your guest house!! It was about 15 years ago.

Bill H.

dcvprguy Author Profile Page said:
February 5, 2008 8:15 AM

I'm not sure what I enjoy more during the Super Bowl - the game or the commercials. This year, it was both. We headed to our friends house way up on the mountain over looking Rohnert Park in Santa Rosa. They have a 62 inch flat screen with HD, so it was like being at the game. We started with a bottle of 05 Taylor's Musque, then enjoyed an 05 Old Vine Zin and 04 Mariner. The Zin was completely awesome with the baby back ribs our friends made. All in all, I wish every Sunday could be like that!

VSC_Girl Author Profile Page said:
February 5, 2008 9:15 AM

What to drink? Hmm. I needed something to chase that sad game away. Go Patriots!

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
February 5, 2008 8:57 PM

Heh- I just had an idea. Maybe we should host a Super Bowl party in the cellar someday! At least there would be plenty of great wines to choose from if we ever find ourselves in a similarly sad situation...

Varkala said:
April 7, 2010 6:00 AM

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