Next weekend, we had planned to be hosting a wonderful party/tasting, our 8th annual Drink
I’m going to come right out and admit it: I’m having an increasingly difficult time remembering what day it is. Without the usual markers-Wednesday night yoga, Saturday morning brunch- the days just melt together in an endless continuum.
Clearly, I need some diversion.
I’ve spent some of my *spare* time this week searching for interesting distractions. Ian D’Agata’s excellent new(ish) book on Italy’s wine terroirs definitely qualifies. A companion volume to his authoritative book on Italy’s native grapes, Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs has allowed me to geek out over the differences between Sangivese grown in Greve, Castellina-in-Chianti, and Gaiole-all before breakfast. Heaven. I also dug out a anti-guidebook guide to Paris, great for devouring while dreaming of going someplace that is not Franklin or Medway.
My daughter is also marooned at home, zoom-ing her way through the last few classes of her undergraduate career. One night, she mentioned she had never watched The Sopranos. So we’ve been binge-watching Tony and Silvio and the rest of the gang. Either I had forgotten how much female nudity the show features, or it’s just more cringe-worthy while watching with her, but the show has otherwise held up well.
Drinkables are always a welcome distraction. The Feudo Montoni Rose di Adele arrived this week, as full of mountain herb and wild strawberry flavors as when I tasted it from tank in October. Named for Fabio Montoni’s mother, Rose di Adele seems like the perfect thing to serve for a Mother’s Day brunch. Then George stopped by the store. Standing the requisite 6 feet apart, we tasted some things George had unearthed from his ‘archives’ and some other things I’d had shipped in from Sicily. That was the most fun I’ve had in quite a while!
Until today, when the Drink Pink cups arrived. Stylish white adult sippy cups, perfect for sitting 6 feet apart around a firepit, but hopefully also for some beach picnics later in the season. There won’t be a Drink Pink tasting in May, but we can still sell our cups and donate the proceeds to Relay for Life. We can still hold a bang-up sale of rose (and lots of other goodies), albeit online, and donate a percentage of that, too. The glasses are on sale both in-store and on our website. The Drink Pink Sale will be live from May 29-May 31.
Cheers to Drink Pink! We hope you can join us in this particular diversion.