Cerebral Solar Cortex in the midst of Polar Vortex

***For important update to the below, see below the below!***

Cerebral Solar Cortex. Literally: Sun In The Brain. Colloquially: A Sunny Disposition.

The question then, is, how does one create/maintain said sunny d. when one is suffering through -50 wind chill factor weather?

And mind you, I have lived in New York, Colorado, and most relevantly, Chicago IL, and East Lansing, MI. I KNOW wind-chill factor.

I learned to ride a pedal bike by wobbling down a recently snow-plowed sidewalk, careening back and forth against the frozen padding of 3-foot snowbanks on either side of me, the faux-fur lining of my snowmobile-suit hood sticking to the semi-frozen mucus glazing down my cheeks from ruddy nostrils.

So, sunny d. amidst the polar v.; how to maintain?

The answer, my frozen friends, is Syrah.

CerebralSolarCortex_PolarVortex

Specifically, the 2009 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah.

You can serve it like hot cocoa, in a mug with a marshmallow.

You can serve it from a mini-keg strapped to the neck of your airedale, your poodle, your basset.

You can serve it lodge-style by the fire, still wearing the warm lining of your thawing moonboots on your near-frostbit southern digits.

You can serve it in a 22 oz. bowl of fine crystal, from inside a warm home, whilst watching the tips of icicles drip in the mid-morning sun, as the sounds of snowplows in the distance rumble like trains in days-gone-by.

You can serve it with Jerky. Beef, Venison, Turkey, Tofu; whatever your jerky pleasure, the Syrah-Umami vortex is its own oeno-meteorological phenomenon, and one not to be missed.

Take that, Polar Vortex. You’ve just been Syrah’d.

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And here we are, below the below!

Thank you Stella, for your comment pointing us in the direction of a #6 approach to Syrah in the snow: Wine Bubbles!

http://distractify.com/culture/arts/frozen-bubbles-in-wintertime

 



Categories: Viticultural Salmagundi

1 reply

  1. Perhaps one could make frozen Syrah bubbles? Like this, except (happily) consumable:

    http://distractify.com/culture/arts/frozen-bubbles-in-wintertime/

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