I tried out Food Network's "entwine" Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a gift for me after my mom saw a bottle at the grocery store and thought it sounded interesting. Interesting is a good word for it.
It had a nice garnet color, but a surprising light body for Cabernet. The nose wasn't terribly complicated, mostly containing oaky notes, but a hint of vanilla as well.
The flavor was simple and fruity - not unpleasant but not complex at all.
All in all, it was a simple, straightforward wine. It was not unenjoyable, and the price was hard to beat (something like $10), but all in all, I think there are better options out there.
Books: Still working on The Wilderness Warrior. Also starting some fiction. I got Defending Jacob, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Stormdancer. Not sure which one I am going to read first - probably Love Song, since it had the longest line for other holds and probably can't be renewed if I don't finish it in time.
Bottles: The above. My bottles of Continuum 2010 should arrive soon!!!!!!! I am super excited.
Writing: Waiting for feedback on my query and synopsis from a couple of readers, and meanwhile started working on some character sketches and tidbits for my next project.
Guitar: Going to a jam session tomorrow week! I am taking my slide along with me. Should be lots of fun. I also ordered a Demeter Compulator in a moment of weakness and can't wait to try it.