Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Visit to PS Wine

Both John and I consider ourselves to be casual wine connoisseurs, which basically means that we like wine- we drink what we like, but we aren't wine snobs. I don't memorize ratings and reviews from Wine Spectator magazine, but I have been known to read it from time to time.
When it comes to wine, we have our favorites and make the pilgrimage to northern California’s wine country several times per year. But right here in Palm Springs we have a wonderful little wine shop called PS Wine, where there is a great selection of wines, a tasting bar, and some cafĂ© tables too. I stopped in with cousins Peg and Rich after seeing the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, which is a post for another day. We were heading to an early dinner at Copley’s and had some time to kill before our reservation, so we popped into PS Wine for a glass of wine. We chatted with Paulette, the proprietor who is knowledgeable and friendly. She has built a nice community of customers in the Palm Springs area who enjoy the social aspect of wine.
I enjoyed a refreshing glass of perfectly chilled Chardonnay on what was a hot afternoon in the desert. As I sipped the wine I perused Paulette’s collection of wines. Sometimes just reading labels can be fun. I have to remember to go back there more often, it’s a fun place. For those of you locals interested in visiting PS Wine, they are located at 188 S. Indian Canyon. Call Paulette at (760) 322-4411

Soon my glass was empty, signaling that it was time to head to our dinner reservation at Copley’s. I’ve written about Copley’s many times here- it’s one of our favorites here in Palm Springs. Being the foodie that I am, I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos of our entrees. (Greg- once again, another delicious meal!).

above left: Halibut with lobster tail, above right: a beef tenderloin with delicious asparagus. Are you hungry yet?
-Rick Rockhill


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Good Wine Shope can be a lot of fun and if they also have a bit of a "delicacy" selection, that makes them even more interesting.
There was a great one in Larchmont and they carried some exotic cheeses and sone very special Truffles, etc., etc....This shope sounds delightful!

Anonymous said...

I miss my wine... Unfortunately, I gotta take medication and it doesn't mix with wine.

But it mixes with food. That halibut looks extra yummy!

Mags said...

I love wine too but don't know enough about it-which is sad because I should. I do have a book that I refer to when I need to know which wine to drink with which food (if it's not obvious) but for the most part I, too, just drink what I like.

The food looks amazing!

kenju said...

We have a few places like that around here, but in my experience, they always have an owner or a clerk who is impossibly snobbish, and when you reveal your utter lack of knowledge about wine, they look down their noses and sneer.

I buy mine in a place that knows about as much as I do....LOL

snowelf said...

Oh, I'll take the beef and try any wine you recommend with it. :D


Desert Songbird said...

Wait a minute...I came here before breakfast thinking it was safe because it was supposed to be a wine post....but you posted food photos at the end?!?! Rick! How could you?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i like merlot, that's about the only one i know to order! ha ha

smiles, bee

© Karelian Blonde said...

Absolutely gorgeous looking food...

And wine...yes please :)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Me and my hubby visited the shop you mention, (We live in Oak Glen, so Palm Springs isn't far) and we bought a lovely Pinot Noir to take back to our hotel room. (Crappy hotel experience, I won't go there.)

I love to take pics of our food too! Last one I took was a picture of purple yam ice cream at a great little Thai place. It was very purple with a bright red strawberry on top. Oh, purple yam ice cream tastes like the best graham cracker you've ever eaten, FYI.

grace said...

Those pics of your entrees are making hungry for a nightime snack! they look delicious.

Cheryl said...

Yum, yum and yum. Once again, I'm living vicariously through you.

Kathy said...

We enjoy wine, too. I think much of the enjoyment is in browsing through and purchasing those neat bottles!! Unfortunately, Maryland is one of those states where one can't ship wine to! :( So we've found a local place that has a great wine 'club' and we buy their monthly selections. We also buy lots of wine when we're out in CA and 'check it' as luggage. UPS is great about packing it!


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