Sex on the Beach? Ok. Cows on the Beach?* How odd.
Seeing cows grazing on a beach, is weird, and I’m not talking about a farming island. On the drive down to Portland, near Kalama (or maybe past it, I can’t remember), there’s a thin slice of island in the middle of the Columbia River with sand and trees and cows. And they’re either feasting on beach grass or basking in the sun. It’s damn funny actually — and weird. And it begs the question, if one were lazing on a beach chair in a big hat and glasses and a Porterhouse mozied up, what wine would the appropriate sip truly be?
K Vitners makes a white and red gem, easy to enjoy with a cow on a sunny beach.
Holy Cow, 2006 Chardonnay, Washington State — This is a fresh smooth brew, easy on the chops and nice on the finish. Try it, you’ll like it, even if Chard ain’t your thang. $12
Holy Cow, 2006 Merlot, Washington State — “Tasty as Hell,” says the notes on this wine. It ain’t bad, not flashy, not slutty. Just simple and smooth – little cherry, some spicy sweetness. Bovine! $12
*Photo: This cow found a white sand beach much nicer then the Columbia River. But you get the gist.