Saturday Reminders—12/2/17

On this first weekend of December, I am getting the troops ready to go out and get a Christmas tree. It is only the second day of the month, but we are already woefully behind. It seems that Texans (or at least Houstonians) take their holidays seriously: Christmas lights have already been up for weeks and most homes, it seems, already have their tannenbaum as well. So we are off in just a few minutes on our quest to keep up with the Joneses. Personally, it makes me seriously ponder a conversion to any other religion, but that is for another post. Before I go, I have two reminders today:

  • The vote for the latest Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC36) is currently underway, and you have until you have until midnight Monday (12/4) to vote for your fave. All the information can be found HERE.
  • This week has one significant event, and that is International Cabernet Franc Day. The “holiday” is championed by my friend Lori Budd, of Dracaena Wines, who chose the date, December 4th, since it is on that day that a long-time champion of the variety, Cardinal Richelieu (time to review your French History) died. I am not entirely sure why Lori did not select the anniversary of his birth to celebrate the day, but I will be sure to ask her and get back to you. In the interim, grab a bottle of Cab Franc and pull the cork on Monday.

Have a Safe Saturday!


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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