July was a wonderful wine tasting month. Lots of virtual tastings and I enjoyed the opportunity to taste so much and to connect with so many people on Zoom, Twitter and so fourth. I am grateful and glad to be have these experiences.
Wine is about the present–it is important for me to enjoy with my dinner each and every day. While wine is about the present; wine is hope in and for the future. It is something that is timely and can only be done during the warmer parts of the year–vines if nurtured will provide fruit if properly cared for. Once vinted and bottle provide us something that we can share in the future–it is a capture of time. While 2020 is a year of trauma for many it will not be a year people will all look back with warm regard but maybe, just maybe this years harvest will be good.
This month was National Prosecco Day (July 20-26, 2020) I like the idea of a wine focused week versus a region or variety that is only highlighted for one day–how many have I missed of one day events–a good number.
I was able to leave San Francisco thank goodness for an afternoon!! I went to Ironhorse and Pax (felt very nice to be at each winery). Ironhorse is always outdoor tastings all the time not just now. Pax in The Barlow was another superb visit–a Gamay, Syrah house for reds and Vermentino, Trousseau Gris and Mission (wow Mission? Yep Mission wine). I felt the staff were so welcoming at both places and the attention to safety was paramount.
I appreciate the ability of getting out of San Francisco–I have never been so locked down where I have not been on a jet plane since February. I pray I can get out of San Francisco for another wine country get away soon!
A nice and diverse set of wines: Pinot Noir from Oregon and Russian River Valley, Prosecco, Lugana, Portugal, Zinfandel, Mendoza, Sonoma, and Napa wines.
Let me know what you tasted this month. Thank you!
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