My table setting, the ambience, does not hold a candle to my dear friend Linda's, but at her request, I have added a picture of our wineglasses, mine with "T'ga za Jug," and Skratch's with soymilk, which he took up a few years ago instead of spirits. We did cook that salmon (but not a lot!) and added a few greens, beets, and ate the whole thing with our customary chopsticks!
Not exactly what you could call kosher but very definitely eclectic. It was a wonderful feast, and I topped mine off with a little bit of Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra, which I highly recommend.
We both got into the habit of eating with sticks when we went off for several extended trips to China, and while there you better know how to use them, even with noodles, or you're really gonna have difficulty getting enough to eat. I do know some people who carried a fork with them, but once you get used to chopsticks, they are simple and easy to use. Here's a little information about that Macedonian wine:
From the Tikves website: The name “T’ga za Jug,” which translates as “longing for the south,” is taken from a historically significant poem by Konstantin Miladinov, considered to be the founder of modern Macedonian poetry.
As for the wine itself, T’ga za Jug is a deep purple-red in appearance with a bouquet of red berries, cinnamon, and subtle oak. Reminiscent of an Italian barbera, T’ga za Jug has a good acidity, strawberry and cherry flavors, and a touch of black pepper on the finish. Great choice with food or poetry!!!
So, Linda, take notice: poetry and this wine go very well together, and since you seem to be on a poetry roll lately, let me know if you find this wine and order it, and what you think of it.