Friday, May 10, 2013

Breakfast of Travelers

The TSA checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport was a breeze.  Really, just a couple of minutes.  The big delay was at the food court upstairs while waiting for my flight.  Fortunately, I arrived at the airport about three hours early, so I had plenty of time to wait for that breakfast sandwich.  I needed it.

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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