How much did you love Alexander Payne's Sideways? He did Election as well, so the man is awesome.
So I'm going to a wine festival this weekend in El Dorado & I can't wait. We are going with a group of folks who try to break a record in the number of vineyards they visit every year. How fun is that? There's a designated van driver. At each stop, everyone must down a bottle of water. I like the racing aspect.
This is also a group who genuinely enjoys sampling wines & everyone has the most fabulous sense of humor. Isn't humor the most important quality?
Because my post is a bit nerdy & yuppyish, I can't resist a shout out to one of my fave websites, which will hopefully balance me out:
Stuff White People Like
Here's an excerpt:
White people need to learn about wine as soon as possible. Not learning until college puts them at an inherent disadvantage to Europeans and white children raised abroad. It is strongly recommended that children learn about wine regions, vintages, terroir, and tannins in elementary school to give them that all important leg up when they reach college.
Being able to declare “my favorite wine as a child” in a conversation is recognized as more impressive than stories about extended visits to wine regions. In fact, it can only be topped by a story about opening your own vineyard.
(At least I'm not that bad.)