Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Inmates Take Over


Yesterday, Annie, Jules, Miss P and I went to a class where we learned about pairing wine and artisanal cheeses.   Jules and I were in the back seat, and we were on the verge of barfing the whole way there.  We had a nice long, scenic, leisurely drive into Litchfield County; to Skitch and Ruth Henderson's Place called The Silo.  Skitch Henderson was an amazing composer and entertainer, and they bought this beautiful farm in the early 1970's.  It survives and thrives today as a culinary school, art gallery, museum, and artists' haven.

That is all fine and good.  The real story is that we Cocktail Cornerians got ourselves educated.  Things will never be the same.  Nosiree.  We are experts in wine and cheese pairings now.

Annie and Jules.  World class scholars.
I think they liked it.
Some fancy mushrooms.
I get a mother and child vibe.  You?

A good time.
Indeed.

25 comments:

TSannie said...

You are NAUGHTY!

Bear Naked said...

Holy Moley!
Skitch Henderson is still alive!!!!!
How old is he now--113?

Bear((( )))

Egghead said...

Watch out....sticking your nose that far into a wine glass might be dangerous. You remember what happened to Steve Martin's character in Roxanne don't you?

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

My goodness your friend is a go-getter!
PS another Roxanne reference...sign to go watch the movie soon.

noble pig said...

I'll be expecting wine and cheese posts soon....K?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Yes, you must educate your readers, please. I'll send you my address and you can ship the cheese and wine directly here. Well, directly to my post office, which I then have to drive to.

Or, if you'd like to do an on-site seminar, we could invite some of the other Virginia-area MPM fans and you could get your visit in and we could get our wine ingested. I mean, we could learn more about the nectar of the gods. I mean, we could become more knowledgeable in the art of wine and cheese.

When does class begin?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Lol Roxanne popped into my head with the photo! And I thought i was the only sick one out here in the world LOL
Great fun you guys have! thank you for sharing with us!

Caution Flag said...

I do believe your friend Annie was a bit kinder to you in the pix she posted.

Big Hair Envy said...

Sign me up for the class in VA. I'm confident that CBW will make a fabulous hostess.

Over the weekend, I was drinking wine and reading a Southern Living at Home recipe for festive marinated cheese. Does that count?

Starwoodgal said...

Raised pinkie salute to a fine outing! :)

Ellen said...

Looks like lots of fun. And while you were indulging in w(h)ine and cheese, I was freezing by the river in Hartford, huddled under a canopy with dozens of college rowers. The sun came out shortly after our team finished rowing.

kim-d said...

I am officially a little more than envious but not quite jealous! I cannot even imagine the fun time that was had by all :). Nothing better than a little wine and cheese with good friends in a lovely setting. Yes. The universe? She is good...

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Share your knowledge wise one..the masses demand it!

yummmy....I need a wine and cheese trip, without the motion sickness please.

Living on the Spit said...

Yes, please share all that knowledge!!! What goes with brie and smithfield ham...I am glad you had fun!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Glad I dropped by. Cheese and wine. Yum.

Daryl said...

I know The Silo .. I have shopped there .. my friends' place is in Warren which is just up the road a ways ...

They also have an animal rescue at The Silo .. the BIG barn is home to stray cats in the area ... I have several good photos .. did you get to New Preston, I wish I had known you were going I would have told some good places to shop!

:-Daryl

Deb said...

The Silo looks like a very charming place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Pairing wines and cheese...so tell us...what DID you learn?
Why do I all of a sudden have a thing for cute little mushrooms?

phd in yogurtry said...

No clue here matching wine and cheeses. I'm still confused about wine and meats.

asthmagirl said...

You all look fab! (I looked at Annie's pics too)

Darn it! Why aren't we neighbors? That would be awesome! You betcha!

Lisa J said...

Well, it seems you all sure know how to have a good time. You are lucky to have such good friends!! They are surely a blessing in your life.

brneyedgal967 said...

Yes - it looks like cocktail corner has gone to a whoooole new level now!

Tonjia said...

sounds like a fun trip! my sister owns a winery and I dont even drink wine, I am a dud. LOL

Country Girl said...

Oh Oh! That's a yellow mushroom and I've got a pic of it on my Picture A Day site. Lovely.

And fun to see Annie and Jules! Hi there, you two. Can't wait to hear which cheeses I should pair with which wines.

Sassy said...

Sometimes I am a little jealous of you guys who drink...you seem to have such a great time although I ♥ cheese!!! The mushrooms...I can see it as well...the mother and child...very sweet.

Flea said...

Oh my. I think I'll go pour myself a glass right now. Didn't know I wanted some till I came to visit. :) You're such a good hostess!