As we prepared for our Memorial Day feast, the smoke of grilled meats wafting down the lane; neighbors walking by stopped to wish us a good holiday and chat, suddenly a chilled bottle of Beachfront from Bedarra appeared, glasses were filled, laughter and conversation drifting down to the River and back drew other drop ins and more wine appeared.
Next extra deck chairs and candles are out and people are visiting, telling stories and talking about sharing meals, so the impromptu pot luck starts to unfold, people bringing dishes to share from their holiday meal. Being the unexpected host of the event I was pleased to be able to walk to the cellar and pull out some great wines for our progressive party. I pulled out two bottles of Peterson Old School Zin and two bottles of Eric Ross 09 Old vine Zin that I knew would pair well with the grilled meats.
Which begs the question are you ready for summer drop in’s and impromptu events. As our event progressed we all started talking about Sonoma Cheeses and everyone went home and brought one cheese from their refrigerator and we paired them with Pendleton’s Estate Late Harvest Sirah, a yummy way to finish the meal. Stop by Locals and sample some wines and find the neighbor pleasing, friend building, fun wines for your house hold and your next event, planned or unplanned.
Locals Tasting Room