It’s back! Hooray! I have been without my laptop since April 14th. It’s my own fault, I suppose. I was looking at a Rodney StrongTaste Live! media disc, and left it in the computer while installing an “update and shut down.” When I re-booted….CRASH! Joe installed Linux, which is very cool if you’re a computer geek or someone with lots of time on her hands to learn a new operating system. And while I am a bit of a geek, I certainly don’t have time to learn a new operating system, no matter how good it might be.
So, anyhoo, thanks to ARES geek John Ghigliotti, and a host of other folks that Joe works with, my laptop is BACK, just in time to write a little post before leaving tomorrow for Hospice du Rhône!
As you’ll recall the folks in Paso Robles host this fabulous event every year, the last weekend of April, which just happens to coincide with my birthday…and the NFL Draft. This year my birthday won out, and we will be among the many lucky Rhône wine lovers.
For the past 19 years, three days in the late spring have been reserved for an exclusive weekend surrounding all things Rhône. Hospice du Rhône is a palate-provoking weekend embracing the enchantment, history and tastes of the twenty-two Rhône varieties. Plan to tip your glass with worldly Rhône wine producers, journey through the largest international collection of Rhône variety wines and savor Rhône inspired cuisine all while taking in the inspiring and spirited Rhône community.
We’ll jet out to San Francisco tomorrow to have lunch with the FAB-U-LOUS Cailyn of Taste Live! and then head over to the home of the shy and retiring, lovely and talented, wine-riddled tour guide Thea the @winebratsf to drive down to Paso Robles and taste a few wines along the way.
We will be tweeting and posting to Facebook, as well as attempting to do a little video blogging from the event. Weekend Pass sales ended today, but there may be a few limited Friday Rhône Rendezvous and Saturday Grand Tasting passes will be available at the door for $110. If you already have your weekend pass, then look for us there!
If not, just sit back and stay tuned as we share our experiences!