veraison starts in the vines
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and five new friends whom we met at the River Cruise last June enjoyed wine tasting today at the Sullivan Vineyards & Winery in St. Helena, CA. Sullivan Vineyards & Winery is known for the “big reds”: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and Bordeaux blend.It offers also Sauvignon blanc & chardonnay.
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and a couple of friends drove along Sonoma coast and ended up in Annapolis, north of Fort Ross. They tasted wines in Annapolis Winery while I walked around outside.Later we visited Fort Ross Winery with more wine tasting.
I was the designated driver. The coastal road is winding road.
Yesterday Mrs. Abstract and I went wine tasting at J Winery in Healdsburg and Mayo Family Winery in Glenn Ellen.
On the way back home we had lobster dinner at Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar in Sonoma.
I was admiring the tagine on several shelves in bram, a store at the Sonoma Square, downtown Sonoma, with claypot cookwares imported from Morocco, Egypt, Italy,and other places around the world.
Today at our local there is an article about tagine and Moroccan wine pairings:
NEW WINES FROM THE OLD WORLD
Moroccan wines take the spotlight at Napa Valley events
graVity bringing all down to the level
drink the confusion, samplE that other
to be Transcended
because life Is short
the manners of the unreaChable
casting off the mAsk of identity
Like all apprehended things
selecTive in one’s process
of nArrowing down
a valley of hundredS of miles
the founTains of one’s life
commemoratioN even in the unconscious dreams
an endless Game.
This form of poetry is called mesostomatic.
the text is taken from the first poem,The New Spirit, (pages 4-12) in the book THREE POEMS by John Ashbery