Burning Man Vs. Wine Auctions
My beautiful wife Ginny is set to leave me home with the kids (a dubious decision) tomorrow as she heads off for Burning Man for the 7th or 8th time. I’ve never been to Burning Man mainly because I’m not a big fan of the desert and dust. However, one year I considered going and creating the Desert Wine Cafe for the oenophile folk at the event. But my wife, a veteran, informed me it’s not really a wine-kinda-thing.
I took her word on it, stayed home and watched the kids.
But I’m just not sure I’m willing to give up on the Burning Man contingent. 30,000 people will head out to the self expression festival this week. Some of them surely will be missing their wine…despite the other….distractions. I know Ginny will be.
So I started to look through our stash here to see just what would be appropriate for 100 degree heat and dust. What wine matches that milieu?
I’ll send her off with some palate cleansing Gewurztraminer… and in a pinch can be used to wipe yourself down…as long as it’s dry.
The closest thing we have to Burning Man in the wine industry is the Sonoma Valley Harvest Auction
Weekend. This is a great, fun, casual event in Sonoma Valley where the vintners just take off and and enjoy themselves. However, don’t count on the vintners washing themselves in Gewurztraminer…..I don’t think.