Archive for June, 2010

Tuscany from the top

Much has been written about the Tuscan landscape and the walled towns and cities built centuries ago on many of the hilltops. At 500-600 meters, which doesn’t seem like much, they are comparable to the height of our own Lummi mountain at 505 m. That doesn’t SOUND all that high, but if you have made […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections

Wine Tasting June 26 ’10

Of course June 26 is engraved on my memory like a burn from a branding iron. That’s the date in 1963 when I, fresh from high school at the tender age of 17, was sworn in as a midshipman at the Naval Academy…i.e., “Resistance is futile; You Too Will Be Assimilated.” Eight years later, the […]

Wine Tasting

Poppies

Our little apartment was in a the same building that housed the Le Chiuse winery, which lies on north slope up to Montelcino. To get there from the main road we had to drive over a series of narrow dirt roads that meander among the many vineyards on the slope. Every day as we set […]

Tuscany Trip 2010 Sighs and Reflections

Wine Tasting June 19 ’10

By any standard you would have to call last Saturday “Quiet.” MJ came by early to get ready (?!) for her drive to Woodinville to hear Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Chateau Ste. Michelle. While she was still there D & K came by, and pretty much we had a long, easy schmooze till sometime […]

Wine Tasting