This was the day I saw for the first time the pretzel necklace. What a brilliant idea, and from what I've been told, something that's been in existence for quite some time. It's so simple to execute. Grab some pretzels, loop them onto a string or ribbon, tie them around your neck and you're good to go! Take a sip of beer, grab a pretzel. Sheer genius.
We went back to Australia for the fifth wine of the day, 2010 Graffigna Malbec reserve. At $13 this wine spun some heads in our group. The color was deep dark and I picked up chocolate and cherries on the nose.
I was assigned to pair a dish to go with the 2009 Château Paynaud Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, 50% Merlot/35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc . After some digging, I found a recipe for wasabi mashed potatoes, and yes, they are amazing.
A campaign Callaway launched ruffled some feathers, however: "White Wine Is All We Make". Joe says the German winemaker Callaway had at the time was trained in whites, primarily Riesling and the reds he produced weren't so good. The inside joke at the time was "white wine is all they know how to make."