My Christmas fare:  melons, mild Provolone cheese, and a tank-aged, crisp, citrusy 2005 Chardonnay with hints of green apple and melon aromas.  I finished the bottle in (the wrong side of) an hour!  Just a tad left of perfect in the below-zero Denver weather.  What a night – couple of weeks, actually! – it must have been for our friends and families in the Midwest!

watermelon, cantaloupe, provolone cheese, and a 2005 Chardonnay in the below-zero Denver weather

watermelon, cantaloupe, Provolone cheese, and a Cali Chardonnay