Thursday, January 13, 2011

More than Wine

Well it seems like this blog has ended up being more of a bay area sports chronicling rather than wine publication. So, to keep the tradition going, we want to ask if any of you watched Oregon and Auburn in the BCS National Championship game on Monday night? If so, you might have seen this guy, John Boyett:

He's starting safety for the Ducks and a graduate of Napa High School. His dad was also Nicholas's Drivers Ed. and P.E. teacher at Saint Helena High. Although we were bummed at the Ducks loss (as many St. Helena juveniles attend school up in Eugene), we wanted to let you know about this Napa Valley native's success at the next level, and show you that we're capable of producing much more than just fine wine.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello, folks! Pardon the hiatus.

In recent news, Ric and Cheryl celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on December 27 by going out to dinner at Terra's. Ric ordered the lobster in garlic butter and Cheryl ordered the pumpkin soup, so they didn't need their 2002 KL cab that had brought. They overheard the couple at the table next to them tell the waiter that they had just gotten engaged that day. So Ric and Cheryl gave them their bottle of cab and told them that now they'll always remember the day they got engaged as it was on our anniversary.

Also, to start the year off right, Ric's neighbor 's second son was the first birth of the new year. Bryan was the attending physician. The baby, Teddy Rex Blum, was born at 6:18 P.M. on 1/1/11. Teddy's dad, Todd, runs the tasting room at Merryvale Winery.

In other wine news: The 2007 750's are sold out, but still available in all other sizes. The 2006 wine that the restaurants didn't take is still available at $39/750ml. The 2008 will be released within the next month or two.