Late last night I returned from Napa Valley (well, actually, I was most recently in Livermore, but you get the idea) and I woke (far too early) to a house full of people. We have dear friends visiting for about a week, and they have three boys under the age of five. So there is a ton of activity. As I sat down to write my weekly reminders, I realized that I have had the same two reminders for several weeks now. Thus, I thought it was time to add another, just for a little spice (please notice I did not say: “I thought to myself” which, of course, is redundant—who else are you going to think to?). So here are this week’s reminders:
- It looks as though after a few years off, I am going to return to my former summer “job.” There are a few details to iron out (mostly with my lovely and far too accommodating wife), but I plan on leading a couple of bike trips in France again this summer. The two trips in question: The Brittany Coast (July 29-August 4) and Northern Burgundy (August 5-11). As I mentioned, I am working out some details including a potential discount for any of my readers who might want to come along. The riding is not difficult and I firmly believe there is no better way to see France. Send me an email (jeff (at) thedrunkencyclist (dot) com) if you would like more details.
- If you have not already done so, you need to enter Rodney Strong’s Master Blender Sweepstakes. I was out in Sonoma a few weeks ago where I experienced what the two winners will experience and it is unlike any visit to Wine Country. Details about my trip can be found HERE.
- The number of wines for “The Largest Blind Tasting of American True Rosés Ever” has grown to over 60 with a few more on the way. True Rosés are pink wines that are not saignée, wines that are intentionally made to be rosé from the start. They are not a by-product of red wine production. Even though the total is now up to more than five dozen, if you would like to either submit a wine for the tasting, please contact me (but please do so soon as there are only two weeks remaining). The tasting will be June 9th.
Have a Safe Saturday!