Monday, July 7, 2008

Eating a Hot Dog at Costco and Wishing For a Glass of Wine

As I have said before getting a new venture up and running feels like an endless series of errands. On errand 499 last week I was at Costco and decided to get the 1.50 hot dog and soda special. Really, I eat probably 4 hot dogs a year, but Costco serves the Nathan's brand and offer onions and plenty of mustard.
As I sat there munching on my hot dog I got a strong craving for a glass of red wine. Which got me thinking, what would I pair with a hot dog?
After some thought I decided I would choose the Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon. This second label to high end producer Varner is an estate grown steal. It has just the right amount of heft to stand up to the onions and mustard, and plenty of plush fruit to pair with the meat.

1 comment:

Eve said...

I love this post. I was at my mom's house over the weekend, and she is pure Southern -- I had even forgotten she did this --

But there were burgers and dogs by the grill, and a bowl full of pre-mixed mustard and onion. She mixes it up earlier in the day and lets it mingle.

Because simply adding them one at a time to your dog is not punchy enough.