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That would be a Chilean wine: Santa Helena–Seleccion del Directorio, which was available sometime in the mid 80s. I used to share this with my godfather back when I was growing up. Yes, I did not grow up in the continental U.S. where having a drink as a minor is somehow seen as some taboo. In fact, having a couple of glasses of wine with some cheese and crackers during those lazy Sundays when I visited with him and the rest of the family, followed by a nice lunch, not only remains one of the nicer memories of my youth, but it was the time when I learned about drinking in moderation. Maybe one of these days I will write about this more in my blog.
Now, I would also add another Chilean wine, a brand simply known as Gato Negro (Black Cat, which was the red wine) and Gato Blanco (yes, White Cat, and it would be their white wine). Pity you can’t get these in the States.
A well made homemade pumpkin pie is my favorite pumpkin treat. Put a little dollop of whipped cream on top, and serve it with a nice mug of coffee, and we’re in business. The coffee would preferably be just plain coffee, nothing flavored, so it does not take away from the flavor of the pie.
What’s your favorite movie quote of all time?
There are a few, but I think one of my favorites, and the one that I would include here is this one from the film The Godfather (quote via imdb.com):
Don Corleone: Tell me, do you spend time with your family?
Johnny Fontane: Sure I do.
Don Corleone: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
To me, that says a strong message to men everywhere. Be man enough to be responsible and care for your family. This is a non-negotiable, and I started appreciating it a bit more when I got married then we had our daughter. Anyhow, there it is, a favorite movie quote.
Prompt: Do you tend to like music in particular genres, or are your tastes all over the place? What are your most and least favorite musical genres?
Hmm, I came here to blog something else, but as this question seems cool, here we go. In terms of music, I tend to like a bit of everything. Having said that, if forced to pick a favorite, then I will say I favor 80s music. I like pop, new wave, rock, dance, and similar styles of that era. What can I say? For one, it was the time I grew up with. Second, overall, the music had a feel-good vibe to it that went down the drain with the 90s and afterwards. I also like latin music, classical, a bit of jazz, a bit of country, and even some hip-hop and rap. Lately, I have been enjoying a bit of techno, trance, and similar.
However, I am pretty open minded. You make a suggestion for something to try out, I will give it a try. I also go by mood once in a while. So it depends on what I feel like listening. Do I want something upbeat, or do I want something more mellow? Overall, there is very little music that I dislike. There are some things I would skip, but as I said, overall, I am pretty flexible.