Spit or Swallow – Mid-November, 2008 Edition
This is the Dawning of the Age of Beaujolais
Get ready for tomorrow, that one day a year that everyone should rush out to enjoy a glass or bottle of Beaujolais. Sure this early fruit will not make memorable wine, but being a WineFestivite, this date is one that you must acknowledge.
So hop over to any good French restaurant or wine bar and participate in this annual event. If you are fortunate (or unfortunate as the case may be) to be in Dallas in the next few days, attend the Beaujolais Wine Festival’s 25th anniversary celebration at The Dallas World Trade Center on Friday, the 21st starting at 7pm. Cheap admission and billed as the world’s largest for this type of event. See also http://www.wineintro.com/types/beaujolaisnouveau.html
So if all of this fuss over Beaujolais is coming on too fast for you, plan on having a real fun Thanksgiving by attending a Thanksgiving wine party. Look at Williamette Valley, OR or (or is that – or squared?) Yakima Valley, WA for some fun times over the ThanksHoliday.
Thanks for your patience cause we think that our web site has finished it’s metamorphosis (love that word!) and is running the way we envisioned it in July when we hired someone to make it better. The only problem is that some of the events were LOST and we are attempting, as quickly as possible, to re-load the information on future events. Check back often, tell your wine friends about us and sit back and pick and choose where you wish to spend those precious dollars at upcoming wine festivals.
Upcoming Wine Festivals
The hugely successful, Naples Winter Wine Fest, is coming Feb 6-8 right here in beautiful Naples. Always a sold out venue and pricey, but worth every nickel and ALL of the net proceeds is donated to children charities. Go to www.napleswinefestival.com We will even sponsor a special open house at our home office during this event. Time, date and other details later…..
Or how about joining in the Victorian Christmas Wine Dinner on Dec 13th, just outside of Albany, NY in Hadley. Go to www.albany.com/event/8794
Maybe joining in with the celebration at Woodlands Resort & Inn in (another squared) Charleston would be your cup of New Year Eve celebration. Check out http://www.woodlandsinn.com/calendar.cfm
Now, a little humor for the month…….
A man in Naples calls his son in San Diego the day before
Thanksgiving and says, ‘I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell
you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery
‘Pop, what are you talking about?’ the son screams.
‘We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,’ the father says.
‘We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you
call your sister in Denver and tell her.’
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. ‘Like
heck they’re getting divorced,’ she shouts, ‘I’ll take care of this,’
She calls Naples immediately, and screams at her father, ‘You
are NOT getting divorced. Do not do a single thing until I get there.
I am calling my brother back, and we will both be there tomorrow. Until
then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?’ and hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. ‘Okay,’ he says,
‘they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.’