Friday, November 17, 2006

The General Lee Has Arrived!

Sokol Blosser 1
Okay, here's the deal...sometimes living in Salt Lake City can be really irritating and other times it can be really great. Here is a case in point:

You cannot order your favorite wine online, because wineries and shops are not allowed to ship to Utah. While living in Portland we developed a fascination with a few Pinot Noirs that are not available in our state run liquor store. This means that if we want something that is not locally available we have to transport the "contraband" across the state border ourselves. Fortunately, my co-worker's husband happened to be in Portland this week, and in true "Dukes of Hazzard" fashion they agreeed to run moonshine (aka a case of Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir) across the border. Tonight, the shipment arrived. Hallelujah!

Good Times:
Alright, I don't know why this happens, but sometimes the state run liquor store offers wine at half price. Did you get that? That's right, HALF PRICE!!! Tonight we happened to get a few bottles of Chehalem, Stoller Vineyard, Pinot Noir for $21.50 (normally $41.95). I think it is twice-a-year that the state wine store has a "big sale" with many wines priced half off, but it also happens periodically throughout the year for a few select wines.

Tonight, it happened to be one of those nights where irritating was cancelled-out by good times.

Utah: we love to hate it...and we hate to love it.



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