[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/4440912069/[/flickr] As I said in my previous Shrimp Corn Dogs post, CitySearch thinks I’m awesome (and I can hardly blame them!) enough to be in their Dictators group. They have seriously showered me and the other Dictators with some great prizes and they throw meetups strictly for the consumption of several FREE cocktails. One of these great prizes was a press pass for two to this years 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting in Santa Rosa, with over 100 wineries participating.
Casi loves wine, so Casi drug her boyfriend away from his computer for a beautiful day filled with cheese and purple teeth (which I’m sure you noticed in the picture above). Who can say no to that!?!
Whoa! Sorry for the third person-ness, I just got excited.
As I said, it was a beautiful day (which you can see in this great picture I took as we passed over the Golden Gate Bridge). We focused our attention on a cute little town called Healdsburg, mostly because it had the most wineries within walking distance of each other. Breakfast consisted of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel right out of the barrel. LITERALLY out of the barrel! I’ve never had wine served to me like that! It was very exciting. If you follow me on Foursquare you will notice that we didn’t just go to 2 or 3 places. It was more like 7 or 8 (and I think I started to forget to check-in towards the end of the trip). The best part of the day was watching this old guy get kicked out of a winery for being drunk and disorderly. Awwwww, don’t you just love drunk old people!
[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/4440912127/[/flickr]After sobering up with a MASSIVE amount of cheese and crackers, we headed home in our rented Mini Cooper. Which BTW I hope someone buys me for my bday. Oh yea, and that special day is in 4 days! I will be having my quarter century birthday, and I haven’t decided if I’m excited or scared by this….Stay tuned.
P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day …. be sure to have tons of green beer!
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