The Life of the Vine

What kind of a person chooses to love something that is so difficult?             Winemakers for sure. And poets, too, remarked Warren Winiarski in one of our recent conversations.  Warren was Robert Mondavi’s first winemaker and is the founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley. He is also the man, some would argue,…

Cherishing Simple Days

Living sequestered has brought about some unusual changes in our household.  Time is more fluid, beginnings and endings less defined. Some of the structure and the behaviors that held things together seem less important. These days, there are no discreet individual projects; one seems to lead into the next. Replacing doorknobs and hinges leads to…