Thursday, March 17, 2016
It's about time. Napa has been sorely in need of a wine/liquor store since JV Wine & Spirits closed down almost 4 years ago. BevMo, a Bay Area company, has 158 stores in total and up until today my local BevMo was the store in Walnut Creek. The Napa location is a welcome arrival, very convenient. Local dignitaries were on hand; wine flowed, cheese cubed, coupons redeemed. And yes, Vinomaker and I managed to find a bottle, or six, that we just had to have. Then we went to a sushi restaurant.
I began pruning the Cabernet Sauvignon vines this morning and my hands hurt already - the wood is just so much harder than the other three grape varieties that grow here in Vinoland. However, the weather was pain free and fabulous - high 70s as promised. I had finished tying down the Syrah canes on Tuesday after work, so today's cooperative-weather meant I could concentrate fully on pruning. A good day.