The color of this dried up desert cactus blossom so reminded me of a wine tasting last night…
Are you familiar with Cameron Hughes? This guy is so clever. He sources and produces small lots of high quality wine from the world’s best regions and sells at real prices. So last night was a comparison between two Sicilian wines, Nero d’Avola. A side by side…a 2009 reserva and a 2010.
One – rich with blackberry and cherry aromas and intense flavors. Two – dark, smoky with cherry, blueberry and a slight peppery taste.
Both were absolutely delicious and heavy on the ripe red raspberry…which I adore…which then reminded me of Cassis…which then reminded me of this dead blossom that I had so much fun photographing!
Oh, and Mr. Hughes? He’s cute too.