Jesse gave me the other day. Don’t feel too pained from run, but a bit tired from day in sum and the dinner Alice and I just had. Only had two tacos, shrimp, but I don’t know… I’m tired. Tomorrow back in room, and have to force self to take more tasting notes, more crazy wild wine writings. Speaking of writing about wine, I didn’t expect this bottle to be as animated and innovative as it is. Sauvignon Blanc never riles me, honestly, but this one is. Notes of lime, melon, pine, mint and rosemary, a little stone-something and… salt? This wine has me thinking, thinking more about my place in wine’s world and what I’m doing in it. This is a bottle that you’d have at a table, with family, or by yourself like me now, writing my musings on whatever I’m doing tonight. Tomorrow the week starts, and who knows what will happen. OR, I do.. I will do what I did on my run today, just keep going. Yes, I stopped at 8.5 miles, and I wanted to get to 13.1, but I had a well-pushed jaunt. I got out there, when all I really wanted to do was be lazy and take a nap on the couch. Just keep moving.
Wife said that soon she’ll be in bed after her long drive up from the city and I’ll prep for Tuesday’s class, put a little more in the book.. my Kismet Cuvée. Want to “educate” people more on wine, and what they should know, and what they “should know they already know. What’s that? Themselves. Too many times people come into the tasting room and say something like, “I don’t know the right language” or “I’m not sure what the proper wine words are, but…” Wine is personal. Wine is US. Wine is not meant to be complicated or even “sophisticated”. When the fuck are people going to get this? I’m speaking too harshly and unprofessionally, I know. Just what’s on my mind. And again, I’m from the literary world, not this wine industry, and I have to constantly re-calibrate my tone and word deployment. I’m working on it, I swear.
Had a Sauvignon Blanc at the restaurant, paired with those shrimp tacos. Just asked the waitress, who was sweet and amicable and eager to get us what we asked for, to bring out whatever SB they had. I should have asked which it was. Probably could just go online and find out, but either way it was a gracious pairing— quixotically complimenting all flavors and textures, notes and sensory dotes. But I too find myself getting tired. May be headed upstairs with wife when she finally walks up. Miss my babies.. have so much material to go through from today. Better wake early tomorrow. Get writing done, go through pictures on the camera, and do whatever I can do with a quiet morning base. Will put coffee leftover in tumbler in fridge.. was he upstairs making the funny noise that unnerves me strangely. Need another glass.. notes, lectures, books, all on mind. Dominating my concentration. But my concentration breaks, when I see my phone light up from a message or email… should turn that fucking thing off, or destroy it. No, can’t do that. But I should certainly have it out of eye-shot. Need that glass of SB, finally.