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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Heat wave wine break

Tree-DownUnless I'm safely ensconced someplace where the air conditioning works really well, wine loses quit a bit of its appeal for me when the temperature is in the mid to high 90s. Oh, I can manage to get down a little crisp, cold Sauvignon Blanc, but when it's this hot my very favorite beverages are water and ... beer. WineCanine drinks beer and even prefers it sometimes. There. I've said it.

Lately I've really been enjoying the Domaine DuPage from Two Brothers Brewing Co., which has lots of flavor and just enough hoppiness, yet still manages to come off as light and refreshing.

Wheat beer is my hot-weather favorite, though. After helping my editor saw up the tree that fell across our driveway yesterday evening, nothing could have possibly been better than Harpoon's unfiltered UFO Hefeweizen garnished with a big slice of lemon. We'll have it again after we saw up some more of the tree today — yay!
M. Zane Grey, 9:34 AM