There’s something about fall that makes me want to eat like a fat man. I think it hit me two weeks ago after I finished my 9th half marathon, not that I gorged myself on food immediately after the race (which I finished a disappoint-ly two minutes slower than last year). It’s been more of a progressively caloric uptick that occurred around the time of my first complimentary Starbucks PSL.
Saturday night I went out with a few neighbors for ice cream but that turned into a 2600 calorie veggie burger and sweet potatoes fries combo dinner with a yummie marshmallow sauce ..see, fat man food.
I washed that down with a 1100 calorie Oreo Cheesecake milkshake. If you’re ever in Brooklyn (welcome to our lovely borough) go to Cheerburger Cheeburger in Park Slope. Tell them Ty (the guy that always comes for milkshakes) sent you and after you gorge yourself on fat people food don’t comment on this blog blaming me when you can’t fit into your skinny jeans the following week.
Anyways, that lovely meal was just the motivation I needed to get my ass back to pounding the pavement so I woke up the next morning and burned 1500 calories (minimum) running 10 miles then met a cutie on OKC and ran an additional 3 miles.
In hindsight I wish I would’ve asked the young lady to take a photo with me for my blog because that wouldn’t been a creepy request at all for a first date. But if I can give one celebrity she looks like I’d have to say Brandy (Norwood) so in other words she’s drop dead gorgeous.
After our run and a little bite to eat at Connecticut Muffin I hugged her goodbye and come home to refuel…and eat some food.
Name: Chianti Classico
Producer: Santa Margherita
Region: Chianti Classico
Where Purchased: NA
Chianti is my favorite wine region in Tuscany. There are a few simple things to remember about Chianti. There are four levels of Chianti: Chianti, Chianti Superiore, Chianti Classico, and Chanti Superiore (in that order) being the most regulated, complex, and typically most expensive of the four. You can tell which wine in a Chianti Classico by looking for a black rooster on the neck of the wine bottle, and Chianti and pasta make an excellent pairing!
I found a fun little Chianti quiz. Check it out and see how Crazy for Chianti you are: http://www.crazyforchianti.co/which-chianti-are-you/
Chianti Classico is one of the more renowned and popular wine regions in Italy producing over 100 million liters of wine per year. Santa Margherita’s Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese – the primary grape in Chianti, along with Cabernet Sauvignon (or Cab for short) and Merlot. Lastly, the Sangiovese (grape) must make up at least 70% of the wine grapes in order for the wine to be considered Chianti.
Santa Margherita’s Chianti Classico is a good representation of the Chianti Classico wines deep brick hue, and red fruit, and pepper nose. This wine is definitely dry, medium-full-bodied, low tannin, good balance and would pair well with steak and game or a aged cheese.
I very much enjoyed this wine, even though the price stung a little bit I’m sure I’ll pick it up again. Maybe if I get a second date with the cutie.