Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ten Commandments

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.

2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE.If you really enjoy this, pass to others. It may brighten someone's day. Praying for love and peace to fill your life

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Chateau Cote Montpezat 2009

In the glass, Chateau Cote Montpezat is deep, dusty red, opaque in the middle, brick at the edges. Not surprising, since it already wearing 9 years of age. Right from the bottle, upon swirling, the nose is gamey and chewy, with a vegetable medley mixed in - sort of a beefy stew. On the palate, the vegetables come through first - a fairly flat mid-palate bringing broccoli and cauliflower, with little hints of fruit around the edges. Modest finish shows a touch of acid and tannin.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon (my new favorite)

Tilia, the Latin name for Linden, is a traditional tree in Mendoza whose flowers are used to make a relaxing herbal tea, enjoyed after a long day's work among the vines. The choice of this historic tree to represent their wine reflects a commitment to the traditional way of life in Mendoza, where most farmers bike or walk to work and live with their families near the winery and vineyards.

Tilia is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Eastern and Southern regions of Mendoza. Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon shows rich red currant and cassis fruit flavors and aromas with a note of cedar and a long, well-structured finish.

Tasting notes
The 2009 Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark purplecolor with ruby red tones. The nose is full of ripe red fruits, sweet spice and a touch of tobacco. The mouthfeel shows red currant and cassis fruit layered with notes of cedar and espresso bean. The finish is soft and sweet, with finely grained tannins adding structure and length.