What always strikes me as funny anymore is the use of the phrase “white death” when talking about snow around here. Obviously, folks have forgotten what REAL show accumulation is like. These days you get an inch or two on the ground and people think it’s the end of the freaking world. Yet I remember back in 1978 – I was 12 – when snow was so deep, my dad literally shoveled the snow from the front door and dumped it in the garage in order to tunnel out to the car to go to work. We – my little sister and I – were off school for about 2 months.
White death indeed. Folks need to live in Cleveland, or the UP in Michigan, or hell, up in the Yukon Territory.
Wine Reviewed: 89 (two weeks worth)
Wine of the Weeks: Vieux Telegraphe 2007
Bad news in the wine biz: Wirtz, Charmer and Glazer’s make the rest of us nervous…
Disturbing news in the wine biz: Constellation/InBev fracas.
On the homefront: It has been a rather mundane two weeks at the Keith household, which I tell you people, is a good thing. The biggest issue really is just still getting used to my role at The Party Source. I think I am one of the family finally, but it still feels as if I am the newest spouse and I am still trying to mind my manners, not say the wrong things, and try really hard not to fart in front of the womenfolk.
In a few weeks, I will be headed down to New Orleans for a meeting of the Wine & Spirits Guild, my first time going, and I am pretty excited about my new responsibilities. It’s a lot different in the big leagues, I tell ya.
What is on my playlist?: A lot of David Bowie, some old Mountain, and revisiting some Chris Whitley.
What wine(s) is (are) impressing me right now at the store?: Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010, Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose NV.
Recommended reads, blog or otherwise: The latest Wine & Spirits.
What’s on tap for this week?: Just a whole lotta stuff – wines from Brassfield and Flora Springs, a visit from Willamette Valley Vineyards, a bunch of social media ideas, and Lord only knows what else.