Again, this plate has a Dave Davies reference....I'm starting to think that my entire plate project revolves around him!
One of the songs off of his new album is called Côtes du Rhône (I Will Be Me). Since I don't know French, I assumed that Côtes du Rhône translated to I Will Be Me in French when I first heard the song. Upon further investigation, I realized that I was way off and in fact it was a type of wine. So of course I felt the compulsion to drink the wine that Dave likes enough to sing about, so I went on a hunt to find it. I finally found it at Whole Foods and bought a bottle.
A few days later, I had the perfect opportunity to crack it open. I invited a few of my friends over to have a therapeutic artsy crafty night, and my friend Nancy and I polished off the bottle. Nancy and I are almost exactly the same age and we're always talking about how fabulous we are now that we're getting older (most likely in a subconcious effort to make ourselves feel better about the aging process). It seemed appropriate to make this week's plate about the Côtes du Rhône that I found (and drank) and how Nancy and I are aging like a fine wine. 1972 was fantastic year!