Go South West, West, they said. So I said Yes.
I'm headed to Austin over the weekend where I'll be hanging, drinkin' and two-stepping with Mr. and Mrs. Dobianchi, aka Jeremy Parzen and the lovely Tracie B. If you're in town on Monday night please join in the wine dinner at VinoVino, informal with a few spectacular Jose Pastor wines, a few as yet to be seen or tasted in Texas. Come see the future of Spanish wine and see how Texas treats a redhead.
After that, insanity took over, and instead of heading home to beat my book deadline, I'm in San Francisco to launch a new secret, the Secret Wine shop. Let's see, I was doing a book signing in Paris in June and a fellow named Betrand David. Betrand mentioned a slew of winemakers who I knew in the Loire. Turned out he was tight and down with the vin au naturel, so a bond was established.
The next thing I knew, I was saying yes to help him launch his first California art show.
So if you can, book your spot for this wine and art salon. AND PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE TIX @ A DISCOUNT. OKAY?
I won't be reading, but I'll be talking and probably drinking because in house will be the debut of the Sonoma Sagrantino I helped birth, (it better taste good.), Puzelat, Dard et Ribo (and you know how I feel about those wines), Steve Edmunds (ditto) and some of Jose Pastor's wines as well, featuring another debut, from Jordi's ! So, the wine and the conversation will flow.
Looking forward to seeing you.