I sent Andy on a mission to @redtailridgewinery for #petnat and he did not disappoint. We’re starting with the 2016 Sparkling Riesling. On the nose: yeasty, notes of brioche, and a little muddled. The taste is full of citrus, pear, maybe a touch of peach, and lemongrass. This unfiltered stunner has the most beautiful, teeny natural bubbles and pairs well with Sunday night football and pup cuddles on the couch 🐾
I'm really excited to be able to share this with everyone: Issue #4 of & Ranch finally exists ... And hey, just in time for the holiday season.
I like the structure which has emerged: Yuri's story, interspersed with his writing, correspondence with editors, and stories about the people he meets and writes about.
Issue #4 : Strange Happenings in the Finger Lakes National Forest
Short fiction, "The Quarter" and "The 119th Street Demon"
Experimental storytelling: "A Midnight Stroll"
Yuri responds to an ad looking for a reporter, which leads him to meet a colorful cast of characters, including a woman starting a local magazine, groups of people living surreptitiously in the woods, and a guy who swears he saw a UFO. Includes acid trips, liberal politics and barroom philosophizing.
Link in bio to purchase on #etsy .
Hey SF! Verve Wine is pleased to host Thomas Pastuszak of Terrassen, VINNY, and Empire Estate Wines for a seated in-store tasting on Monday, December 17th at 6PM. 🗽 Join us as we taste through a line-up of Thomas’ various New York based wine projects, highlighting the exciting growing sites within the state’s Finger Lakes region. Tap the link in bio to RSVP #cheers 🍇🍷
Three things about Mom you might not know:⠀
1. She’s a law student and wants to be an immigration lawyer! Her ideal job would be representing new immigrants in asylum proceedings. ⠀
2. Mom is not at all into music. Like, at all. Except for @ingridmichaelson. Then she gets all nerdy and will talk about the evolution of Ingrid’s music over the last ten or so years, and the time she came to Mom’s undergrad, how she listens to Ingrid so much that her music actually calms us down in the car, and and and and…⠀
3. Mom loooooves the spa. Especially the cold pools that you jump in for like 15 seconds. She says they make her chest feel clean and open and unburdened? Not sure that’s worth 15 seconds of freezing water, Mom, but ok….⠀
What’s something we should know about YOUR humans?
Where are my orange wine fans??!
Yesterday was another solid FLXING day, including stops at @sheldrakepoint @forgecellars @hectorwineco . I'll have some more updates soon, but I also wanted to stop by @bloomercreek because it was the last day of regular hours until April!! One that was really fun was this NEW Dry Gewurztraminer from Bloomer Creek (Skin fermented, unfined and unfiltered). Skin contact was three weeks! 😲😲😍
YES - that's the real color, no, it's not photoshopped. Yes, it's a beauty; and incredibly complex and delicious. Thick, macerated fruit, musky. Warm Gewurz-y florality, not crunchy. It would be a stunner, blind. Hands down one of the best orange wines I've had in a long time. I could spend a solid 20 minutes just smelling it! And, I will... because I bought two for home (and a Riesling with some botrytis).
Who is into it?!
Who wants to come over and help me out with them?
Cheers, y'all. 🤗🤗🍷💪💪💪