My apologies for the lack of posts lately.  I have been hit with the horrendous head cold that has been circulating around work.  I’ve been battling that for the past week or so and everything has been tasting a bit off.  Last night I tried to drink a glass of Camden Place Chardonnay and it tasted like old nails to me.  Tonight I tried to have a glass of the F. Stephen Miller Angel’s Reserve Shiraz with dinner and it tasted way off.  Even my salad of fresh, locally grown, organic lettuce, kale, heirloom tomatoes and fresh garlic from Stony Ridge Farms tasted like a big bag of crap.  So until I regain my sense of taste, it’ll be crackers, chicken noodle soup and hot toddies for me!  And wine dictionary entries for you.

Cabernet Franc – A red grape common to Bordeaux; characteristics include an herbal, leafy flavor and a soft, fleshy texture.

Random thought:  Cabernet Franc is a good solid red wine for those who have recently ventured their way into red wines and are feeling adventurous and want to tip toe to something besides a Merlot or a Pinot Noir.  Not knocking Merlot or Pinot Noir at all.  We all know that at times I am not opposed to getting “Merloaded.”