While I had planned to publish another list of wineries selling directly to the consumer during these surreal times, yesterday got away from me and I was not able to conduct the requisite research. Have no fear, I will be sure to get up another post early next week. Instead, I offer up a couple of reminders:
- I have begun to collect samples for my Fourth Annual World’s Largest Blind Tasting of American True Rosés. For those of you still not in-the-know, a “True” Rosé is a wine that was always intended to be a rosé—some people call them “intentional rosés”, “direct press rosés”, or even “bespoke rosé.” In other words, these are not saignées (a by-product of red wine production when part of the juice of a red wine is bled off [“saignée” means “bled” in French] and made into a rosé). This year I will hopefully host the event at my house for several Houston based wine writers and bloggers in early May (while practicing social distancing). Please let me know if you have a wine that should be included or if you may be interested in attending (although there is limited space). Last year we tried 50 True Rosés!
- For now, my “career” as a Spin instructor is decidedly on hold. I was teaching a minimum of three times a week at our local YMCA, but that came to a rather abrupt halt last week. While I hope that means I will be able to get out on the road a bit more, I also realize that I will need a plan for those days that I can’t ride outside (when it’s 104° for example). So I was wondering if there were any folks out there that wanted to join me in a Peloton group? My wife has one of the machines and while not ideal, it is a good alternative. Let me know via email (jeff (at) thedrunkencyclist (dot) com) and I will set it up (with the help of my teenage son, natch).
That’s all I have today—have a great and safe Saturday!