In NYC, I have a couple of bottles of TJ's waiting to be quaffed, but I actually took a mini vacation to Seattle - and there was wine involved, so here is a review.
Getting to Seattle was a two day event. I now have a deeper respect for the original settlers of the west and the wagon trains.
Now, on to the wine....
Because of the outbound disastrous series of delays, I was upgraded to first class from Laguardia to Chicago and with my meal, on offer was Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay. I recognized the name from some of my more enjoyable bottles from Trader Joe's, so I went for it.
Brie and crackers
Grilled Chicken Salad with blueberries, cheddar cheese and pecans
The wine is a smooth, fruity chardonnay - not too sweet. It went really well with the brie and added a nice tang when I took a sip after a bite of salad.
In these terrible days of airline cost cutting, whoever buys the wine for American got it right.
I had another glass on my flight from Chicago to Seattle. No food, just a glass of wine. It was a nice treat on a long arduous commute.
Oh, and when I finally got to Seattle, the journey was forgotten, and I had a great time.
As an added bonus, on the way to the airport, Bill took me to a Seattle Trader Joe's. One of the clerks told me that Washington State has a different policy regarding wine sales so there were some different varieties.
Now that I've been to Seattle, I can say I get it. I totally get it.