Almost any day is a good day for a rendezvous of friends, and today is an especially good day to talk about our new GCV 2013 Rendezvous. If it hasn’t been released already, it should be any day now. The word is French, and dates back to the late 16th century. It meant “present yourself”, while we think of it as a gathering or get together of friends. Years ago, a lady on one of my tours kept referring to it as “Rendiverous”. She turned a noun into a descriptor, and to me it has been Rendiverous ever since.
Ciao, Scampi! Wow, I really love cheap word play, and that’s pretty darn cheap. Last night I whipped up a really good (and really simple) shrimp scampi. We’ve not done a wine recipe in a while, so how about we check this one out. Scampi is an Italian word for the tail portion of almost any crustacean, from crayfish to lobster. We most often associate scampi with shrimp, however, and April 29 is celebrated as National Shrimp Scampi Day.
Congratulations to our very own Jeff Binney, of Jeff’s Corner fame, being selected as a judge for the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. A rare honor! Read his post below to learn more!