Thursday, August 28, 2014

View from a train.

Today, Vinomum and I had lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train.  We spent a leisurely 3 hours travelling up and down the valley (at about 15 miles per hour), gazing at moving vineyard-vistas, eating a three course meal and quaffing a bottle of Mumm Brut Prestige.  Life could be worse. 
The Wine Train was relatively quiet for what is considered peak season in the Napa Valley - harvest time.  Our waiter informed us that a lot of prospective passengers had cancelled their reservations due to fears related to Sunday's earthquake.  What a shame!  I don't think there are many other pastimes that could possibly be much more soothing to frayed nerves than sipping bubbly whilst being unhurriedly ferried through beautifully calming scenery. 
The wine list needs some help, and the waiter could do with brushing up on his facts a little bit, but other than that Vinomum and I had a wonderful afternoon ride on the Wine Train.

4 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

I'm glad for you guys! Just a LOT envious :)
By now I've come to note that Mumm Brut Prestige is a mainstay of yours!

Thomas said...

We use to drink a wine called Night Train in the neighborhood--it moved a lot faster than the Napa train.

Thud said...

Yaay the vinoladies!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Actually, I like their Brut Rosé a little more :)

Tomasso: I bet it did!

Thud: Your mother and your sister had fun.