Ok, first the weirdness. Look at this: This is the pizza I made for my girlfriend when I made my hamburger one. I made it just like normal. Sauce (that's browned Italian sausage and peppers in it), cheese, oven. And this... mutant is what came out. It's like some kind of alien pizza, from a world where instead of just round, pizza is spherical. Or maybe a Lovecraftian idol, hidden in an arctic shrine somewhere, guarded jealously by hordes of villagers that have been twisted by it's magic into half-walrus, half human monstrosities, lumbering around on their flipper feet and calling out mustachy warnings to anyone foolish enough to draw near! Er... excuse me. Well, no matter why it happened (although if anyone knows, I'm curious) it was good. And fortunately my girlfriend likes crispy dough bubbles. Heh.
Here's the wine review. Now I'm going to say something I said over at the Bakespace wine club. The whole "New Look, Same Taste!!1!" crap annoys me. I'm not sure why, but it does. And seeing it on wine kind of tweeked me out. But I gave it a shot because I've had good luck with Australian wines lately and had something else by Black Swan that was really good. Like this one was.
Name: Black Swan Chardonnay
Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: Nothing.
Review: Smooth and rich, particularly for a white. A fruity taste that lingers, very slightly oaky. Clingy texture (round?), a great balance of sweet and dry, not too much of either. This was really good and for 8 bucks, you can't beat it.
Would you buy again?: Definitely.
Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: I would drink this with pretty much anything. Seriously. Roast chicken, anything with a cider glaze, a lemony souvlaki and hummus spring to mind. But I haven't actually tried any of them with it, so I don't really know. I should get some more. For research purposes.