Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The Boy came home yesterday with an awesome, gorgeous, hand-made Christmas basket of holiday cheer from his best friend's family to the Santa Snells.
TWC loves him some good Valpolicella and there is an outstanding bottle of 2009 Montigoli Amarone Valpolicella tucked in the basket, appropriately enough, just to the left of J.O.Y. It isn't easy to find a Valpolicella and finding a good one is just plain serendipity. It's pronounced Val Pole-ah Chella. The other bottle is Coppola's 2011 Director's Cut Sonoma County Merlot, which is reputed to be one of his better efforts.
Oh, and those candy canes? Christmas dog bones. One for Daisy. One for Blackie. One for Beans. Not to mention the Godiva milk chocolate. Sweet.
Beans is The Boy's birthday puppy.....all he wanted for his 17th birthday was a dog and a bar-b-que and bonfire for his friends.
The Wine CommonSanta
Beans photo credit: Mrs TWC