Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Green Grapes of Fall
I usually need to sip something whilst enjoying these luscious grapes, and have over the years experimented with many liquid concoctions - not all of them elixirs of the gods! I tried Koolaide at about ten years old - it left much to be desired. As I got older I would share those grapes with many forms of liquid refreshment, but none quite hit the spot. I even tried some French bubbly which was grand, but the sparkling drink did tend to overpower the taste of the grapes.
Finally, I tried something that made my poor husband think I was totally crazy! I found that a good, light German beer turned out to be fabulous with my favorite fruit! First, you have to know that I am very European in my tastes and love good ales, stouts and beers warm. Yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before - I am totally crazy, and, "What is wrong with your taste buds girl!"
Well, it is a choice, and my combo at the moment. I really think that the crisp flavors of each really compliment each other...that is my opinion, of course!
And as they say, there's no accounting for personal taste. ;-)