It’s now becoming an annual Christmas tradition… This weekend we went on a lovely walk with 14 other Irish Wolfhounds and their people down in Mission, BC.
Our own year old baby, Tully, had a blast hanging out with other equally giant dogs. None of the puppies were even intimidated by his size, and he romped and frolicked with the other wolfhounds to his heart’s content.
It was great to connect with other wolfhound people, commiserate, and ask questions. For example, we weren’t sure if Tully was lean enough, as he’s been packing on the weight in the last month or so. It’s hard to tell, though, since we don’t have any other wolfhounds to compare him too. It was great to get the feedback (although I’m sure Tully won’t appreciate that he’s going to have to lose 10lbs.)
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our boy and more beautiful wolfies! Last year’s walk pictures too!
Last night was family night, and we sat down to a delicious supper of pan-seared marmalade duck leg, cold beet salad, and potatoes roasted with tarragon. It was the perfect accompaniment… Pasión de Bobal.
Bobal is an indigenous great variety from the community of Valencia in Spain. The Pasión vines are actually 60 years old.. And you can taste the maturity and complexity in the glass. If you’ve never heard of this one before, you should look it up. With an intense dark ruby color, it’s stunning in the glass.
On the nose, it has deep aromas of sleep, a bright red fruits, dried cranberries, a slight game Aroma, licorice, and roasted wood with a liberal sprinkling of dried herbs. It’s amazingly intense and complex.
In the mouth, it has a medium plus body with pronounce soft tenants, and medium plus acid. It has delicious flavors of more red fruits, smoke, licorice, vanilla, and that Steely undertone. It has wonderful structure and is absolutely enjoyable. What a wonderful accompaniment it made two…!
This wine is a 9/10! And you should really check it out.
Plus, it makes the most delicious present for your true love… Look at the label!