Advent Day 21 – December 21, 2021

Day 21 – California Cabernet Sauvignon and Gouda with Mustardseed

On Day 17 Gouda with mustard seed was paired with red blend, a generic but hearty red. Today we meet it with Cabernet Sauvignon, and they each bow in respect, salute one another with raised epee, and join forces with me as the Three Musketeers of wine and cheese. A pleasant interlude, neither daring nor boring, but perfect for a winter day posing as anything but winter. Here’s to the Advent Season and all it implies, to the beginning of winter and the end of another year. Sláinte!

One house on our block brims over with Christmas exuberance every year. Nancy and Kevin spend days putting together their display of ebullience and magic. It is a kid’s dream of Christmas cheer, and attracts visitors constantly during these weeks at year’s end. Here’s a brief video to dazzle your eyes. How could Santa resist?

~Roy Beckemeyer, December 21, 2021