Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V, The Days of Wine & Venison

Post Summary:
4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings by highlighting each of the six signature Wine & Food pairings featured in the 2013 Ridge Vineyards Holiday Feast

This post constitutes In Which Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V: The Days of Wine & Venison

Featuring:

-A live performance of “The Days of Wine & Venison” from The Monte Bello Barrel Room!

And of course, exclusive links to Dish #5 in our Holiday Feast: Slow Roasted, Cabernet Soaked Loin Of Venison w/ Fried Caper Berry, Almond & Flat Leaf Parsley Salad, Bearnaise & Pan Juices

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So there I was, four videos in, and worried I was losin’ my mojo.

I mean, what was I gonna do next? Did I even have a fifth in me?

Was I losing it? Was I stagnating?

I mean, what a journey!

In Episode I, I Stopped, Dropped, and Rolled for Camembert, in Episode II I Crossed The Bridge with Bacon, in Episode III I went Monte Bello Bowling, and I spent most of Episode IV Night Foraging!

But, I mean, two more videos still to go!

Frankly, I was worried.

I was worried, and I needed inspiration.

And sometimes, when you really need inspiration,

you just have to play a turn-of-the-century guitar

in a turn-of-the-century winery.

So that’s what I did.

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And here’s what happened:

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The dish:

Slow Roasted, Cabernet Soaked Loin Of Venison
Fried Caper Berry, Almond & Flat Leaf Parsley Salad, Bearnaise & Pan Juices

The song:

The Days of Wine & Venison

Do you remember our first date, back in 1988?

I took you dinin’ at a diner, then we stayed up drinkin’ late

at a bar where the jukebox only played Bon Jovi’s “Bad Medicine”

Oh, we rocked and we rolled back in The Days of Wine and Venison

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Babe, do you remember that morning by the river?

When we went down for a snack and then I laid down for a nap?

You just sat there right beside me reading poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, we were so romantic back in The Days of Wine and Venison

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If I recall it right it was a warm September night

when we went down to the Improv to try and catch Steven Wright

but we got there late from dinner and all we got to see was Sam Kinison

Oh, it was laughter all the time back in The Days of Wine and Venison

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We weren’t Rebels Without A Cause we were no Beat Generation

we weren’t CBGB’s punks or Deadheads at Terrapin Station

we was more like Groucho Marx vowin’ not to join a club that would let us in

Oh, we were beautifully curmudgeonly back in The Days of Wine and Venison

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I remember playin’ stickball in the church parking lot

and I recall that broken window from your line drive shot

it was just the kind of jam you’d find Hank Ketcham puttin’ Dennis the Menace in

Oh, we were innocent as children back in The Days of Wine and Venison

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Oh, we started out on Cisco, then the Tail of Yello

But just look at us now drinkin’ decanted Monte Bello

and we talkin’ that old-school winespeak, all about the “masculine” and “feminine”

Oh, we are soft and we are structured in The Days of Wine and Venison

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To see the whole video series on our YouTube page, please click here: Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast



Categories: Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast, Food & Wine Pairing, Monte Bello, Video, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Food Pairing, Wine & Music, Wine & The Holidays

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1 reply

  1. Oh, I remember!
    (And you still ‘got it’!)

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