This weekend was the store's first of its new series of wine tastings, Second Saturday Sipping. This is MY event, really. I do the organization, the press releases, the postings on Facebook. Bob from the Northern Sierra Wine Country Association is helping me by booking the wineries, but so far, everything else has fallen to me.
Our first winery was Sierra Knolls. They're very nice people, and they have nice wines. We had a few people come in to sample the wine varieties, but nothing close to what I was hoping for. Then we went to a new winery, Bent Metal, that was holding a grand opening of their new tasting room. Their wines show promise, and everyone was having a great time. They had good music, yummy food, but we had already had a very long day at work, so Charles and I tasted and ran. I'm really looking forward to how their wine making matures, but let's leave it at that for now.
The next morning, we decided to go on a hunt for some more firewood. This extra long snow season has caught us with a bit of a shortage of burnable wood for the stove. The hunt was somewhat fruitless since this IS California and it IS the middle of April, but while we were out and about, we did run across a little comic relief. A certain discount grocery store, a bit of an Outlet as it were, forgot to double-check their signage before making it really big, and putting it out on the shelves. The best part is, the new wine variety that they created happened on MORE THAN ONE SIGN! I loved it! While we may have had an anticlimactic wine weekend, at least we got to have a little laugh.
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