Valentine’s Day isn’t about wine. It’s about love. Of course, you might wish to add wine and enhance cupid’s holiday. In honor of this legendarily romantic day, I present “Trois Vin Vignettes.” Or “Three Wine Scenes.” Enjoy.
Red is the Color
Starring: Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve, ‘02 ($28) – Willamette Valley, Oregon
The scene: A quiet evening at home, Nina Simone’s “Black is the color” plays softly in the background
Mike: I’m home.
Samantha: (bounding down the stairs) Happy Valentine’s Day lover!
Mike: Thanks babe. Too bad my hair isn’t black like Nina’s lover; otherwise you could serenade me.
Samantha: I adore your red hair. (sings) Red is the color of my true love’s hair.
Mike: Keep singing. I’ll have a sip of your wine. (sniffs wine) Wow, this smells like black cherries. Mmm. It hits the spot.
Samantha: Are you sure it doesn’t smell like red cherries?
Mike: (playfully) I do declare Madame; it appears as if you’re flirting with me.
Samantha: (singing) Red is the color.. (whispers) And would that be so wrong?
Samantha takes Mike’s hand
Samantha: Follow me
The two glide up the staircase.