Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In the Ghetto
Yesterday was the first real sit down meal for the blended Busby/Donkin families (although John was working so we weren't all here). It was a simple meal, sauteed asparagus and sloppy joes, but I decided to open a little higher grade wine. We have about 180 bottles in our "cellar" so I sat in front of them and looked at the labels and came across Ghetto Red from Joseph Blair winery.
Yep... Ghetto Red.
It is a fun joke as the wine area in Lompoc, CA is called the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. It clearly is not the ghetto red I knew as a teenager growing up very near the ghetto in Wilkinsburg, PA. The ghetto red I knew was Tiger Rose or Bali High... I think it had some kind of grapes in it. The Ghetto Red we had was a very nice blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot. It really went well with the cloves in the sloppy joes.