What is the definition of a diva? What comes to mind for me is a famous singer or entertainer, but in a single word one could sum it up to be a Prima Donna. I have never thought of my self as such but suddenly had a change of heart when I found myself in Nashville Tennessee, in the middle of nowhere right by the airport, without a car. Let me explain. I made my way downstairs and asked the lady at the desk of the Hotel where I was staying if there was a place I could get a nice glass of wine. She looked at me and smiled in a way that made me think that I must have had a look of desperation on my face. She pointed to a hotel across the street and said, “They have a bar over there.”
I stepped outside and made my way across the street in eager hopes that there might be a decent glass of wine in the cards. I had my serious doubts as I walked in and spotted a very small bar that offered just a few selections of wine with what appeared to be generic labels. The young gentleman behind the counter offered his help. I just sighed and said, “I would like red wine please, I am from the Napa valley in California.” YES I said that! Seriously who do I think that I am, a celebrity that thinks if they throw out their name that a magical glass of glorious perfection might present itself from somewhere in the shadows? He looked at me and laughed saying, “Just taste this I promise it won’t disappoint you.”
I was willing to give it my best shot and to my amazement this Cabernet was absolutely wonderful. This little experience taught me that INDEED I am a WINE DIVA. Since that day I have been over several times and the young people that run this place have become my friends. The young man that helped me the first night just finished school in Hotel management and knew quite a bit about wine. Raj was his name and I also had the pleasure of meeting Nakia, Ian, Sasha, and Reggie . They were all warm, friendly, and made me feel well taken care of. The owners of this Hotel should be very proud of their staff. In turn, anytime you see employees that are pleasant and helpful it is a direct result of they way they are taken care of by management and owners. If you ever get a chance to visit Nashville and need a place to stay go visit HYATT NASHVILLE AIRPORT
The wine which is worth writing about was created by Michael Mondavi (Napa Valley) HAHA! Yes I had to laugh!!! CANVAS – Wines Developed Exclusively for Hyatt Hotels:Cabernet Sauvignon – This Wine is smooth from start to finish with a slight sweetness, mellow tannins, and nuances of tobacco and cedar. Canvas also makes Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Pinot Grigio.
I was blessed to make new friends and find a pleasant glass of wine in an unlikely place. Now if I could only fix the challenge I have with hotel coffee…..YUCK!!!!!!