And we're off…
First off, thanks to everyone who made this year’s Salud auction a huge success. At last report we had raised over $736,000 over the two day event, all of which goes directly to health care for Oregon’s vineayrd workers and their families. Here’s a shot of some revelers at the gala dinner Saturday night -
I’m off in the morning to Burgundy, for 10 days of tasting with all of our producers, and of course the festivites surrounding the Hospices de Beaune auction and the amazing Paulée. It is truly my favorite time of year (and as I’ve often said, the Paulée is my favorite day of the year, period.) As much as I dread the travel itself, my November trip is always the most joyous of the year.
I’m looking forward to getting a good look at the 2007s, now in barrel for one year, and I’ll also take a first glimpse at the just fermented 2008s. I’ll be reporting back as often as the irregular internet connection in Volnay allows, hopefully with photos and all sorts of scoop from the motherland. More soon from the road!