Yes, I said Superbowl Racked! Not Rocked (even though it did), I said Racked. I know what you are thinking! It was Superbowl weekend, and in any football game there are cheerleaders. And we know what part of the cheerleaders the cameramen look at – and show to the audience! Their Racks! Of course! But that isn’t what I’m talking about so get you mind out of the gutter! Really!
I’m talking about racking wine, specifically Winemaker B’s wine! If you read my blog in September about going up to Sonoma and picking and crushing grapes at Dave Kram’s place, this is that wine. We got to sample from Winemaker B’s garage his Viognier, Zinfandel/Petite Sira blend, Cabernet Sauvignon and his Syrah. Everything tasted so good. The Viognier is just about ready and was perfect. He has about 2-3 oak barrels a few glass multi-gallon containers and a couple metal containers full of wine. Before the Superbowl game commenced Larry helped Brandon with the racking of the wines. They had to top off the wines in the barrels, and move the wine from the one jug to the other leaving everything that dropped to the bottom out. Winemaker B has every thing very organized in his garage. The winemaking takes up about 1/3 of his garage. He was still able to set up his ping-pong table for fun before and after the game.
Larry & Winemaker B setting up to rack Larry & Winemaker B racking Winemaker B topping the barrel
We had some good food at the party. I brought two different types of hummus that I had made. One was my traditional cayenne pepper hummus and the other was artichoke/feta cheese hummus. We also brought some fresh flatbread (garlic and cheesy jalapeno) made at our local Afghani store Sahara. Both were so good. Kim made a delicious butternut curry squash soup and Brandon made B.L.T. sandwiches using gourmet sun-dried tomato bacon. Everything was very good. We enjoyed the game. No matter whom you were routing for, it was a good game. Larry and I happen to be routing for the underdogs, the Saints, and they won! That was the first time that the New Orleans Saints were even in the Superbowl. Cheers!