On a strictly commercial basis, every new month generally means new sales, new wine releases, new foods to try, and so on. As per usual, I've wasted away my lunch break today having a look at the new Fearless Flyer [hm, Brian, looks like they have some new, cheap Chilean wines for $3.49 in Washington, probably less in CA... the merlot/carmenere seems particularly appealing], cursing Pete's for never updating their Web site on time, checking out stuff at Esquin even though I don't like shopping there, etc.
I was v. amused to see this today [it's on sale for $8.99 at Esquin]:
Wonder what that's like? Looks like I'll have to go to Esquin to find a bottle of this stuff. I imagine it's not bad, plus it's from the 2002 vintage, which means I have an excuse to buy some (after all, we spent most of 2002 in Australia; as a result, I've been hoarding lots of '02 bottles at home).
One of my coworkers just returned from Walla Walla this morning; he spent the weekend there