Easter weekend, baseball season, the Masters—all annual events that herald the arrival of spring. That means golf season, outdoor grilling and lots of crisp whites and fresh rosés on the back deck.
Of course, things seem to be running a bit behind weatherwise in the northeast. I braved the chilly conditions this past weekend to get in a round of golf before watching the real golfers take to the course at Augusta. My feet crunched over some icy patches on the fairway, and each mishit ball would send shock waves of vibrations up through my arms. Just holding the putter was a chore, as my fingers lacked any feeling.
So I bagged it after nine holes and headed back home to warm up at the dinner table with my wife and a couple of house guests. With a fire going in the fireplace—in April! Along with a leg of lamb, the lineup of wines included three from our wedding year—the '98 Haut-Brion, '98 Paul Autard La Côte Ronde and '98 Serafin Charmes-Chambertin, along with a '97 Ridge Monte Bello. A very un-springlike lineup of reds, that's for sure.
It's getting a bit frustrating, not that I mind big red wines. But my short game needs work, and I do like having an ice bucket full of Riesling by the pool. Undaunted, we kept toasting to spring throughout the weekend. Hopefully someone is listening.
Joshua Masur — Redwood City, CA — April 10, 2007 2:56pm ET
James Molesworth — April 10, 2007 3:01pm ET
Phil Roberts — Palatine, IL — April 10, 2007 7:05pm ET
Merlin — Zurich, Switzerland — April 11, 2007 8:38am ET
James Molesworth — April 11, 2007 9:08am ET
Karl Mark — Geneva, IL. — April 11, 2007 7:59pm ET
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