Monday, February 18, 2008

Four-Legged Friends

One of my most current projects was to try and document our life here with a camera. It's for our Web site, which should be up and running soon. While we have a lot of photos of the vineyard at all different stages of life, some of our images (and those of all of our four-legged friends) left a lot to be desired. So, with the addition of a few photos and a promise to hire a professional in the spring, when it's a little less wet and bare in the vineyard, we're on our way. Here are a few of my favorites taken of our animal residents. From top to bottom, here's Dexter, Cyndee, Sparky, Handsome, and TĂȘte.

And no, we didn't name them all (unfortunately). It's more than a little embarrassing to walk outside and yell "Hey Handsome!" at the top of my lungs. Luckily we don't have many neighbors.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Back to life, finally

I'm finally returning to real life this week after the International Alsace Varietals Festival last weekend. It was a great event, with double the wineries, press and consumers than last year. I have to say, though, having only formerly done press and trade events, that it's EXHAUSTING. I think I still have an event-over.

One thing I do have to mention is how interesting it was to see people come from all over the states and beyond to taste white wines. They were enthusiastic, but laid back about it - not like many red wine events that I attend. It was relaxed and calm. You saw people taking notes, but not stressing out about picking their favorite of the tasting and giving it a rating on the 100-point scale. It was refreshing. But rather than go on and on about the event, here are some photos of the weekend: