John Wine Snob says:
I was in Fry’s Supermarket the other day looking for a wine to go with ratatouille. I make a great ratatouille by the way. I usually don’t have much luck with wine in Fry’s, but I saw an unusual bottle. It was the same bottle in which you get Voss Water. Hmmm…curious, I thought. It can’t be that good. It was a Voga Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie with no vintage for $9.99. I am usually skeptical about funny bottles, funny labels, and funny names, but I threw it in the basket along with the squash, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplants, garlic and peppers. I got it home and went out to harvest some herbs from the garden. I have some nice thyme (an essential in ratatouille), oregano, orange mint, basil, red onion shoots and Italian parsley. Hey, there is a meal in itself. While preparing the ratatouille in the wok I opened the bottle surprised to find a cork under the plastic cap, so that may have been a good sign. I opened it and could immediately smell a fresh tomato vine aroma and a nice bit of grass and springtime soil. When I tasted, I thought of the flavor of a really good greenish-white honeydew melon that is still slightly crisp just before it is fully soft and ripe. I love that freshness. I was already happy. It was so good with the ratatouille that I had to call Jeff Wine Snob and tell him about it. He had just gotten out of a cold pool and I thought a wet Jeff needs a brandy. I don’t know if he had one, but no matter. The Voga and ratatouille were thoroughly enjoyed by Mrs. Wine Snob and myself.
Three stars go to this nice surprise.