It’s Nov. 21. Mark this day as the first snow day of the 2016-17 winter season. We all didn’t think the forecasts could be true. In fact, the Weather Channel posted a snowfall map last Wednesday with 12 to 18 inches over Syracuse. Given how early it was and how often the weather folks are wrong, we all didn’t really pay too much attention.
On Saturday we went about our business, soaking up the 70+ degree day with playground time, cleaning gutters and finishing up odds and ends preparing for the snow that likely would come. By 3 p.m., the temperature plummeted suddenly and the winds picked up. That’s about the moment when we all thought, “maybe the Weather Channel is right this time!”
As I write this post, I’m warm inside watching the snow continues to fall out the window. It’s heavy snow with winds gusting so high it sometimes is a whiteout through the backyard. The forecasts say another foot today. As for the wine that goes with a snow day? Really anything you have on hand. Just make sure you have it before that snow hits!
We stocked up over the weekend at the Savvy Wine Cellar’s going-out-of-business sale. Plus, my shipment of Outlander wine is due to be delivered after 4 p.m. today. (Sorry, folks, Lot 18 reports it’s sold out.) The only trouble is that even though we have all this wine, I’m still too sick to enjoy too much. I’ve had a chest cold and now sinusitis and am on antibiotic. Stinks. But, it happens.
So, my wine choice? Two glasses of water, then 4 ounces of red, repeat. If you need a specific kind of red, try Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red. It was a unique, fruity, enjoyable wine we had the other night. Just drink enough water, if you’re battling a winter cold. And stay warm!