When I sit down to drink a glass of wine, usually at the end of a long day, I reach for something that fits my mood. Is it hot and sunny out? If so a crisp Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, or Gruner is on my mind. Foggy and cold, I’m more likely to reach for a richer, more textured wine like a Malbec or a Cabernet, something that warms me.
When I was single I used to hit the bars with my friends and make conversation out of ordering wine. “I like my wine like I like the people in my life,” I would say. “Bold, textured and memorable.” Looking back I cringe, but the statement is still true. This is part of the reason I enjoy Layer Cake Wines so much. Having had the good luck to meet many members of the Layer Cake team, the wines mimic the characters of the group that create them, each distinct and unforgettable. Starting with winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, a renegade of a guy who will say it like it is and then some. Jayson sets the tone but the whole team, from manager to the viticulturist, is no joke. They are hard working, definite characters who love what they do.
As we approach April 15th, I find myself thinking today of wine, moods and personality. Who likes tax season? Definitely a time for a good wine to help you celebrate another year gone by and the work of a creative CPA. Or to help you wallow as you write that check. To every time there is a wine.