- Joined Jul 3, 2002
Our wine group is doing a Merlot-tasting (California, Washington, France, Australia, and Chile). We usually just have a little bread and cheese during the tasting, note-taking, and discussion. But after that, we get down to actual drinking and enjoy some appetizer-like foods that go with the wines. One friend is making an onion tart, but I'm drawing a blank. I'd like to make something special because part of this evening is a celebration for a member who spent 12 days on a ventilator for double pneumonia--possibly H1N1 complication--and just came home a few days ago after 3 weeks in rehab (6 weeks total including ICU and regular hospital recovery).