|Andrew of Scaramouche,|
inspecting soup vessels
|root vegetable truffle soup|
Of the wines we were drinking, one was this little beauty. A tasty and friendly little Rhone wine, this wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and other grapes. I am a fan of Southern Rhone blends, and this is no exception; muscular enough to get along with most food dishes (including the succulent tenderloin we had), but accessible enough that you don't need to be a wine connoisseur to get into it. I find this is true of most Rhone blends, but certainly not all. This bottle also comes in under $20, which makes it a great party wine if you're hosting.
We couldn't stay to the very end of the show, and with all the people and food in the room we really only caught a fraction of it anyway, but I hear that Jennifer Lawrence was graceful and funny after she fell on her way to get her 40 lb statue (no, really. Oscars are apparently super heavy), and Daniel Day Lewis was the unsurprising winner of the Best Actor category. I haven't seen Lincoln, but it is apparently good if you like long, talk-heavy, political films. I might be more into it if they did a Lincoln musical, or if the leading actor looked like this:
|Lincoln enjoys root-truffle soup, pre-award.|