The world around us, in all its microcosmic and macrocosmic glory, ebbs and flows circumspectively, yet every so often, you can still be surprised. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, but New England would never have known that after this past weekend’s blizzard. And who really saw Pope Benedict’s resignation coming. Last time a Pope called it quits was what, in the 1400s?
But for every surprise, there is another day of partisan bullshit in D.C., and North Korea is nuclear testing again.
Really it’s business as usual here on planet earth.
Here at the Party Source, it seems like the January doldrums have been shaken off and we are eagerly anticipating our expansion, and in the wine department, we’ve been sprucing up several categories that have been a bit unsung as of late (Argentina, Chile, Spain, Australia). A very exciting time if you are a wine geek like myself.
Wine Reviewed: 18 + 40 blind at the wine festival judging.
Wine of the Weeks: Flora Springs Trilogy 2008.
Bad news in the wine biz: Depending on your point of view…
Disturbing news in the wine biz: Don’t call it a cult Cab…
On the homefront: My wife has been having a tough go of it this past week. She has a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis which is sort of like acid reflux to the nth degree. It is one of a laundry list of conditions from which she suffers, and as a husband, I want to do something for her to help make her feel better. Yet there are times when all you can really do is let her know you are there, try your best to comfort her, and pray.
As someone who isn’t all that religious, prayer is a strange bedfellow. You feel somewhat awkward talking to God as if you are trying to ask the prettiest girl you knew back in high school to prom, knowing she dates the starting quarterback – you sense the impending rejection. Maybe it isn’t suppose to feel like that, but I find it that way pretty much every time.
Looking at things from a glass-half-full perspective, I guess I could say life really is an unexpected journey.
What is on my playlist?: Bob Marley, David Bowie (when am I not listening to Bowie), Badfinger, ELO
What wine(s) is (are) impressing me right now at the store?: Breca Garnacha 2010, Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010, Foris Pinot Gris Rogue Valley 2010.
What’s on tap for this week?: Some Frenchies, Pinot Noirs from Row 11, the wines of Evening Land, Kuleto, Raymond, and an odd assortment of many others.