Friday, May 10, 2013
Breakfast of Travelers
Also fortunately, there was wine. Yes, in some cultures 9:00 a.m. is a little on the early side for an alcoholic beverage. Not so at the airport. Wine. The breakfast of travelers.
I filled the time with people-watching and texts to my family members in Texas about the flight number, expected time of arrival and general happiness and joy that I was finally visiting the ol' Lone Star State after a lengthy spell away.
At BOA's little steakhouse express, B Grill, I ordered the breakfast sandwich and was told to sit down, it would be brought to me in the seating area. The waitress dutifully checked on me a number of times, and finally determined that I had been waiting too long for a breakfast sandwich. She repaired the broken chain of command and my egg and sausage sandwich came out quickly.
The Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011 allowed me to wait patiently. Straw-colored, with a nose of pears, tropical fruit and an herbal note that's not grassy, the wine proved very refreshing. A nice acidity opened my eyes, and the fresh-yet-savory palate was a perfect complement to the long-awaited sandwich. Winemaker Joe Shirley did an admirable job - he made a wine that's good with breakfast.
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