Friday, July 28, 2006

Back to basics.....

From time to time it's interesting to make a stop, and think about where we are standing... where do we come from?... what is what we really want to do?...

And in an afternoon, with some friends -as usual-, the perspetives of a change in life are appearing around a bottle of Chilean Red Wine. It is a Merlot from Torreon de Paredes, 2003. I don't have the information with me right now so I can't say anything more of it but what I CAN say is that the future, allthough uncertain, seems exciting! and the camembert and Roquefort cheeses that maridate with the Merlot were awsome!

My husband is looking forward to the beginning of a new job, new friends, new projects, new perspectives doing what he loves - to fly-.... allthough he is facing a new, unknown challenge ... to get to know me better...

I hardly believed that women could feel so strongly about things and I usually I discouraged the use of a "sixth sense" in women just to justify insecurities.... and now... I feel stupid... because it is exactly what I feel!

For some time, I have been feeling "wrong" about the way a coleague talks to my husband, and the feeling has become more powerful lately... just like if she is just trying to see how strongly he feels about me, and on the other hand it is just like if my husband wants to feel desired by someone else (besides me) and likes to flirt with the idea and with her!.
To be honest, I used to be like that... as a matter of fact it is how I met my husband and it is how I started to have feelings for him and probably that's why I project that experience in him and "see" things where there are not. Stupidities.... yeah! because he is with me, I can feel it, I know he is in my bed, ... but the worst of that he is feeling trapped, surrounded, and to some extent "imprisoned" by my jealousy.

I don't know where they come from, but definitely that have to go away.... I am very passionate about everything: my love, my family, my job, etc.... but now... It seems like I have centered my world in him, and this is just not right!.
I have to give him space and give myself space, but the major challenge is to find the balance.... It seems that I just can't find it!.... too much love can kill too! even for wine!

Anyway after this self-therapy, with no other purpose but to convince myself that a balance is mandatory I just want to finish today with an awsome recomendation.

When things go wrong... just go back to basics... and to me... the basics are the classics. It has been a revelation the "reading" of Don Quijote de la Mancha from Miguel de Cervantes that we received as a wedding gift. The book is not just a book is an audiobook so the experience is double when you are actually enjoying driving in rush hour and you really want it to continue even when you arrived at your destiny.

It is in Spanish -as it should be- and is an excellent choice for spending your, sometime useless, hours inside your car.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A detour in a life!

Some of us are really not "as young" as we think we are, and at this time in life, a change in perspectives is rather uncommon..... anyhow.... my life has changed and, as usual, wine and champagne were there... as silent witnesses eager to reveal themselves.

Two days ago, I decided to join my life with the most beautiful human being I have ever encountered and, luckyly enough, he decided to love me as well.... nice merge of existences with a low probability to occurr.... considering the number of humans in this planet, in this continent, in this country, in this city.....

The wedding was full with mexican appetizers , the music from Donna Lewis ... "I love you always forever" and a nice Monte Xanic .... a mexican white wine with a combination of Chenin and Colombard grapes (95 and 5% respectively). Chile was there too, in the presence of Casillero del Diablo, Cabernet Sauvignon.....the whole experience was awsome ... it's great being surrounded by loving people who wished us the best for our lives and blessings all over the place.

But today.... we had my parents, brothers and my sisters in law, my niece, a couple of cousins and the mother of one of my sisters-in-law for dinner. I have to confess that cooking is definitely not part of my escence so I decided to ask for "gourmet pizzas" to be delivered home and... the dinner started....

To maridate with a "4 formaggi" pizza and a "boscomare" pizza (mushrooms and shrimps) I decided to uncork a Pinot Noir wine from the Burgundy region..... Cotes de Beaune-Village 1998.....

Cotes de Beaune-Village was from the producer Louis Jadot, quite common in Mexico City, it was very soft, with a faded red colour, with lots of sediments and with a very delicate but complex flavour.... a good wine to share. Cotes de Beaune is found in Burgundy, France close to the city of Dijon. In general terms in Burgundy, the more specific the label is, the better the wine.... this is.... if the label just says "Bourgogne" it means that the grapes are from all over the region... if another label says "Cotes de Beaune" it gets more specific so the quality of the wine is better... then if it says "Cotes de Beaune-Village" it is even better... but the ultimate is when the label has the name of the town..... e.g. "Gevrey-Chambertin". So this was " a medium" wine but still it was very good.

But probably the frost on the cake was at the end of the evening.... when the star had the right temperature.... a 1990 bottle of Cuvée Dom Perignon....a great champagne!. I have to confess that ,to me... La veuve Cliquot was the ultimate champagne ever, but this "star" just took my breath away..... Try it... no special occation is needed.... well... to us... a wedding was definitely a special occasion, but still... no pretext is needed to enjoy the gifts of nature processed in the hands of expert champagneoises!.

Again... sharing a wine is what makes life worthliving... and when it is with your loved one.... it's even better!!!