Friday, 21 December 2012
On this the winter solstice, I was pleased to see that dawn in Vinoland was a rather spectacular affair. A camera lens does not do it justice. The ensuing rainy morning did not deter me from heading north, out of Napa, to go and do some sparkling wine shopping. Joined by quite a few of my co-workers (and with a quick tasting thrown in), quite a bit of the bubbly stuff exited chosen winery - a 50% discount will bring people out en masse.
Afterwards, whilst running some errands I learned that I had scored the highest in my Wines of the World final - a whopping 98%, whoo hoo! That, along with a mixed case of Mumm Napa Valley's finest bubbly, made Vinogirl one very chuffed vine-nerd. It was a good day.
Now, if the Mayan's are to be believed, I really should drink all 12 bottles before midnight. Or maybe I'll save some for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day...