Thursday, October 8, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
As some of you know, JD and I work 3 days a week at a winery tasting room. The wines are very reasonably priced, and our tasting fee has been $12 per person, waived with a wine purchase. Up until this weekend, we would waive tasting fees for everyone in a group if even one person bought one bottle of wine. You might say we have been very generous in this regard.
We had 2 groups of guests on Saturday; one group of 6, the other of 4. Both were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. The air temperature was fairly comfortable, and the smoke level was low enough that I wasn't concerned about serving outdoors.
Monday, August 24, 2020
A friend recently asked me about my writing. In fact, every time he sees me, he asks. 'How's the writing going?' And I always reply, 'Not really doing much writing right now. Still just not feeling it.'
My colleagues who write a lot just tell me to keep at it. Write a little bit each day. Just form some sentences. Do the work.
But right now my head is so full of anger and frustration about the state of our country that I have trouble staying on topic.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
|The GoW & JD pre-lockdown|
Making the bed every day counts as an accomplishment.
Digging out old recipes that I haven't made in at least 25 years. Comfort food, as they're my mom's recipes.
Rereading books. Re-watching TV series. Not feeling the need to watch anything new.
Surprised at how easy it is to just stay home.
Discovering that it wasn't lack of time that kept me from cleaning out the closet.
Wondering if I can get the airline to refund my money instead of giving me a travel voucher.
Wondering if we'll be able to travel next year.
Hoping we can start pouring wine at the tasting room soon.
Alternating between acceptance and frustration.
Happy that after all these years together, we still really like each other and get along well.
Happy that we have the technology to stay in touch with friends near and far. Some family, too.
Surprised at how many of my friends and colleagues feel driven to create, while I'm just enjoying the downtime, even after almost 2 months.
Wondering how it is that I've lost a few pounds during this time, despite thinking about food all the time.
Hoping I'll be able to get the medical procedures done that I thought would be done by now. Still need some post-cataract surgery clean up.
Enjoying bird watching from my front door. Love the mockingbirds.
Missing baseball season.
Happy that we're locked down in Morro Bay and not in Burbank.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thanks to all the thirsty students of wine, the good-natured and patient wine bar owners, the wine company reps who consistently find amazing wines no matter what we ask for, and, of course, all the wine makers who create liquid magic for us.
We're looking forward to more wine and food pairings, more geeky wine arcana, and more wine enjoyment!
Happy Holidays to all!
Happy New Year!
See you in 2020!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sorry about the inconvenience. Hope you can come!
Reservations are required due to limited seating, so get your tickets now!
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Must be 21 or older to attend.
Friday, August 2, 2019
|And the theme is...?|
As always, we had fresh-baked bread from #JDBakes on the tables for palate cleansing and generally tastiness.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
|Wines of the night. Missing Seven Angels 'Chosen One'|
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The French region of Bordeaux is the traditional home of meaty, sophisticated, age-worthy reds, whites, and dessert wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon thrive. Red Bordeaux can be the epitome of fine wine. The best wines exhibit a wonderful complexity of aromas and flavors, great elegance and refinement and an ability to age gracefully - some for a hundred years.