The whole episode was causing me a lot of anxiety because wine didn’t make an appearance until the last scene. Torture! But then it made up for it.
First, I don’t like how they’re manipulating me into liking Megan by having her drink wine all the time. It’s obvious and shameless. But I mean, it works. And this episode she got double sympathy because of what happened (I won’t spoiler you) and then because she was drinking good grapes.
Obviously, a Côte-Rôtie!!! Megan is really impressive with her tour de France of wine. She’s rocked Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chablis and now a Côte-Rôtie. Also, yum. Côte-Rôtie is from the northern Rhone and means “roasted coast” in French. It’s made with all Syrah grapes that’ve been ripened on sun-drenched slopes and it’s a good option for lasagna. Most people would pair it with an Italian (lots of Italian reds have a lot of acid that matches well with the acid in the tomato-heavy dishes) but I’m with Megan – I’d go Côte-Rôtie. It’s a good full-bodied match and I just like it better.
Then, as a reward for having to wait til the end, I get Julie filling up Megan’s glass. And she’s gonna need more than one refill if she finds out what’s really going on, so Julie should probably move in.