Saying goodbye to Sarasota and to our newly built / renovated cottage was huge! The process was daunting having just unpacked our belongings and filled the wine room less than 8 months ago. Aside from the normal packing…….It was necessary to sell off a major amount of the wine inventory, pack and ship some ahead, and arrange for a small amount to travel with us. A … Continue reading Leaving home……….
Saturday morning we stopped in to see theWinetoBuy.com’s new store located on Gulf Gate Drive. Wow! The storefront sign gives the shop a great presence on the shopping strip. The space is definitely larger than the former store on Stickney Point Road. It includes a temperature controlled wine room and a spacious granite counter area for future wine tastings. They are still busy unpacking and … Continue reading Saturday morning wine purchase…….
Friends invited us to join them for a cooking demonstration at Apron’s recently. This particular one was presented by the Apron’s staff chef’s and was titled “Sonoma vs. Napa.” The demonstration was entertaining, maybe a little too entertaining as I did not take notes which I realized later, can be incredibly handy when you try to make any of the recipes. The chefs are generous … Continue reading Cooking for friends…….
The evening weather in Sarasota remains unusually lovely so we were able to entertain on the deck and dine under the stars and the tree-hanging chandelier to celebrate the long weekend. John opened a bottle of 2007 The Prince in His Caves – Farina Vineyard from Scholium Project. This winemaker is quite unusual. You might enjoy reading this New York Times article about him – … Continue reading Memorial weekend dinner with friends……