This was the rather daunting sight that I was confronted with upon arriving at yesterday's seminar on cabernet franc. We tasted 13 different wines; my favourites were the Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Rose (from BC), and the Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cab Franc (from Washington State).
All I can say is that spit buckets are a wonderful thing.
About a week ago I casually thought to myself, "I'd like to go to one of those knitting retreats in Port Ludlow that the Yarn Harlot and her colleagues organize". And lo and behold, within a couple of days, she had announced that Sock Camp was happening in the one week in April when my work schedule allows for some vacation time. People, I am going to Camp Castaway (!), and it is going to be good times and a real vacation. If all goes well, I may even cycle there and back (pending weather and a reality check on the distance).
I also just picked up a couple of Michael Miller fabrics. These crowns are very pleasing.
An ongoing weakness for polka dots.
Lastly, I went to the wine festival international tasting on Thursday, and was reminded of how lovely moscato is (it's a sparkling and sweet Italian wine). If I'm not mistaken, I think it also tends to have a low alcohol content (5-7%). Time to start keeping some on hand!