We’ve been having issues with the internet today so I hope this gets posted. The modem may be dying, it’s rather old.
We went wine tasting yesterday in Santa Barbara County. My daughter and I both belong to different wine clubs and it’s always a good excuse to take a day trip up north. It was unseasonably warm but not too bad. I picked my shipment up at Kalyra winery in Santa Ynez. It was one of the winerys featured in the movie Sideways. That’s not why I’m a member but it is worth mentioning.
My daughter is a member of another winery, Alexander & Wayne, which has the most delightful port. They have a partnership with Arthur Earl, which produces some amazing reds, including a blend known as La Grein, featured in this photo:
This weekend also happened to coincide with the Solvang Century so we got to ride behind a number of cyclists as we were going from Firestone Winery to Lincourt Winery.
As a side note, my daughter’s dog, Charlie, is welcome at all but one of the wineries we visited yesterday. Some of the workers who get moved from one tasting room to another remember us because of him. All in all, a splendid day!