While this space is usually used to recount the utterances of our younger son, Sebastian, today the quip is from our older boy. Nathan now 18, is 6’4″, a senior in high school and finds his parents to be extremely un-cool.
I was on the road with Nathan in Los Angeles and we were heading up the coast to visit UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I told him that we would be driving through some of the same places that figured prominently in the movie Sideways.
So he decided that he wanted to watch it.
After a few minutes figuring out how to operate the streaming, the movie was up and running.
In one of the first scenes, as Jack and Miles are driving up the coast, Jack opens a bottle of white sparkling wine and asked Miles about it. When Miles informs Jack that it was made from Pinot Noir, Jack was confused as to why it wasn’t red.
Nathan pauses the movie and asks me the same question.
I start to explain to him that, in the vast majority of cases, red wine gets its color from the skins. Before I can get the next part of the process out of my mouth, he asks:
“Wait, what? Do they peel the grapes then?”