I took a rare day off yesterday, using up the last of my vacation time during this slow holiday week. I used the opportunity to spend some time with Nancy, dining out for lunch and dinner with a movie sandwiched in between.
After a few lumps of coal last week, I thought I’d turn back to being cheery and hand out a few candy canes this week. First, a candy cane to those vintners embracing an organic approach to their vineyards.
With the way this year has sped by for me, I better take a look back on 2007 now, as surely the next two weeks will go in a blink. Consider it a rant if you wish, but one 12 months in the making... Today I hand out a few lumps of coal.
After spending most of the week in Chicago, it was time to finally head home. Scheduled to fly from Chicago to New York, Nancy and I had our first flight cancelled due to the weather in New York, but we managed to get on another flight heading to Westchester instead.
Bernard A. Gassin never really did understand how I made a living out of writing about and drinking wine. Born in 1924, Bernie had a bit of a Depression-era mentality, and he always wanted to make sure things were OK for his family.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m currently making a barrel of my own Syrah , sourced from California fruit. In doing so, I’ve dealt with various issues during the harvest, sorting, crushing and fermentation.
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