Sparks - Deep Fork Red: A Sure Bet for the Party Goer
|Deep Fork Red|
Sparks is my go-to wine when I need something to take to a house party or fancy schmoozing dinner with Okie elites. It’s a dry red and remains bold but doesn’t have an alcohol taste. I like to keep a bottle in my wine bar for emergency occasions like those described above. It’s the Mexican way, my mom would say and it’s only good manners to bring something to a party when invited. I can’t cook but most people will at least enjoy a bottle of liquor and everyone enjoys a bottle of Sparks when I bring a bottle. They would hate it if I tried to bring a home cooked concoction!
I think I read somewhere that it’s polite to bring two bottles – one for the hosts to enjoy with you during the party and one for them to enjoy alone after the party. I have a two bottles rule too - one to enjoy before the party and one to enjoy at the party.
I’m breaking my own rule by drinking my stand-by bottle now. There was no other way really because tonight is the night I enjoy writing about wine and was too lazy (and sweaty) to go by the Wine Cellar after MMA practice. I’ll go tomorrow and grab another stand-by bottle for the home base’s wine cabinet and three new brands.