A day for everything
Next Thursday, September 2nd, is international cabernet day, so says my digital calendar.
There’s a date in the calendar for everything these days. My calendar is inexplicably choked with dates that are irrelevant to me. Do I give a toss about national French fries day, national cheesecake day, national ice-cream cone day? Er, no.My iCal is inexplicably choked with dates that are irrelevant to me.
They clutter up the calendar so that I can easily miss appointments that DO matter, such as international drink old Barolo and eat truffled risotto day. (No, I made that one up)
On the subject of comestibles, I couldn’t help but notice the bizarre timing of national white wine day (August 4) and national oyster day (August 5). So, what do they want us to do (whoever ‘they’ are)? Drink white wine and eat oysters on different days? By themselves?
Chablis. Champagne. Muscadet. Hunter semillon. Even sauvignon blanc … I reserve the right to scoff freshly-shucked bivalves and guzzle my white wine of choice, together.
I’m mounting a campaign to combine national oyster day and national white wine day, so that we can officially drink white wine with our oysters, without worrying about the calendar police banging on the door.
PS: A confession: I got sucked in by the idea of international cabernet day, so I’ve rifled the cellar and pulled out bottles of 1991 Wynns Black Label and 1991 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1991 vintage was great in South Australia and at 30 years, they should be hot to trot.
What will you be drinking on cabernet day?