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Monday Manifestos
Gone Fishin’

By Charles Olken

I see that my friend Alder Yarrow has gone to Alaska to catch fish. I have gone to Lake Tahoe, and I am catching fish in the restaurants. I almost feel guilty not doing my morning blog. Nah, no I don’t.

I may post something tomorrow. Today, we are taking the grandkids to the Lake where they may see fish, but mostly will see sand and water and a variety of sailing craft. After lunch, we will visit the National Forest, have a late afternoon swim, play a little volleyball or soccer and then it is dinner and a family movie.

I would love to say that I am free of wine, but, of course, the September issue of Connoisseurs’ Guide will not wait so I spend a bit of time each day with final edits. Today, it is the Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes that will get my attention between trips to the Lake and forests.

Funny thing is that wine is always around the corner—or in this case, next door and across the way. The immediate neighbors to our place are active collectors and we have already had interesting conversations. We have not yet met the neighbors across the way, but according to the folks next door, who seem to know everybody, those other folks own several small vineyards in Monterey and make their own wine.

The kids are already out the door to the volleyball pit and playground, and Grandpa is on his way after them.

More tomorrow—about wine.


by Samantha Dugan
Posted on:8/23/2011 8:53:22 AM

Enjoy your trip Sir Charles. And by the way, "Grandpa is on his way after them" simply made me puddle.

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