It’s hard to believe that this year, like all others, has just flown by. Having rock n’roll radio roots before my wine days, back then I came to the conclusion that life is like a long playing LP.  (Anyone remember those?) The closer you get to the center, the faster the revolutions go.

  • This year had me planning Dark & Delicious in January.
  • Executing D&D in February.
  • Planning a Chocolate and Big Reds panel in March.
  • Executing the panel at the Florida Winefest in April.
  • Attending Ghirardelli Square in May.
  • Planning a Petite Sirah Symposium in June and July.
  • Executing the PS Symposium at Concannon in August.
  • Planning a trip to Portugal to visit Enoforum Wines in September.
  • Traveling to Portugal in late October into November.
  • Sending out holiday greetings (about 1,000 cards) in December.
  • There it is, with images of a year of wonder, which was 2009.

Happy New Year, everyone. May you, too, have another wondrous year in 2010.


Upper left: Sarasota, FL.

Middle Left: Concannon Vineyard’s wine cellar.

Bottom Left: Lisbon, Portugal. Torre de Belim Fort, Lisbon, Portugal

Upper right:  self portrait taken in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal

Middle right: San Francisco Bay, frigate in the harbor, Alcatraz off in the distance

Bottom right: Fulton Mather (left) with Also Biale (right, RIP ~ December 12, 2009)

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