Yea, that's me on the right with a wistful look on my face on the banner to the Napa Valley Register that ran last week. No, this isn't the New York Times or even the San Francisco Chronicle, but it's been fun to have people rib me a little when I pick the kids up at school or buy groceries. Here's a link to the actual story: article. My thanks to journalist Jack Heeger for a story told straight-up, without unnecessary embellishments that so often plague stories about wine, wineries and winemakers.
It also coincides with this self-same blog being featured by the good folks at Typepad who host my blog. Here's that one: featured blog. It was fun to have a big bump in readership, thanks to the feature. With all the wild and crazy stuff that goes down on the internet, it was a little taste of the power of the limelight.
So now that my 15 minutes of fame are over, what next? Well, one thing that is interesting is the loop that was created by the debate over our esteemed future AVA, "Coombsville." As you can see from the first headline under the newspaper banner, a news story ran that helps bolster my point that the sub-appellation with which we are located is known as "Coombsville" (with all due respect to the Williams family). This is an important qualifier in the whole process of designating an AVA, indeed one of the first criteria.
Another little concentric loop is formed where, in the Register article, I am quoted from my letter to the Feds about the AVA and I refer to the Napa Register as a reference to my point. It almost seems like a conspiracy to promote.... something? So, if you follow the whole thread, it ends exactly where it starts, a perfect circle. Small town, small world, thanks everyone and goodnight. 14:57, 14:58, 14:59, 15:00!