joy magnetism: Everything I know about wine, I learned from Falcon Crest

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Everything I know about wine, I learned from Falcon Crest

Magnet #141 - Oakville Grocery, Napa Valley, CA

Well, it's true. I was only eight or so when Falcon Crest started, a CBS nighttime soap set in fictional wine country, Tuscany Valley.

I loved that show - had the biggest crushes on Lorenzo Lamas, Billy Moses, and even old Robert Foxworth. I loved watching Chase and Richard go up against the devious Angela Channing, played by the ex-Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman.

Seriously, watching this stuff during my formative years is totally why I ended up a romance editor.

Anyway, so like the Ewings fought over land and oil, the Channings fought over vineyards, grapes, and wine.

And sadly, that's where my wine knowledge begins and ends. I know I like white better than red. I know I like it sweet and fruity, and not terribly dry. And, I can't drink wine (or any alcohol) with any meal. I know that's weird, but I can either eat or drink at nighttime events, I can't do both. The alcohol clouds my taste buds for the food. The food clouds my taste buds for the alcohol. (Kinda like separating your veggies from the gravy on your mashed potatoes.)

Anyway, a friend of mine brought this magnet back from her Napa trip - I don't know how she knew that I love these "this far from nowhere" signs, but there you have it. It's from Oakville Grocery, which looks like the cutest place ever. The kind of first-name basis place where the same people have been going since it opened in the late 1800s.

I dunno why I didn't just drive the extra 169 miles from Monterey on my Woman of her Own Roadtrip, but at some point, a lost weekend in Napa is in order.

And then we'll see if my tune about wine changes...or if I end up buying a case of wine - with the prettiest labels.
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