Archive for the ‘Our Little Project’ Category

Oct 31, 2018

A Napa Valley Halloween — Without the Wine Traveler

Of course, the best Halloweens I ever experienced were when I was a child. What else can I say? I’m thinking about 8 or 9 years old. Around 1970. The candy companies hadn’t figured out “minis” yet. And the idea of razor blades in candy apples or spiked popcorn balls were Halloween tales kids told each other just to mess with each other. It didn’t happen. It all added up to big candy bars (parents would buy as many big, fat…

Jul 27, 2018

Anklyosauruses and Riesling on Napa’s Spring Mountain

Napa is a remarkable place. But I’m pretty sure most people have no idea just how remarkable. Yesterday, for example, myself, Kathy and Henry George took a trip up Spring Mountain…nearly to the top…to spend a nice evening with our friends Stu and Julie Ann. On the way up the treacherous Spring Mountain Road, my son, Henry George, revealed that Spring Mountain should be better understood as the “Forest of the Ankylosaurus”: Henry: Daddy, did you know that this is…

Oct 26, 2016

Papa Oom Mow Mow

I made a mental note to myself today: “Ask winemakers if the wine they made in the first few years of their first child’s life was either not as good as it had been before parenthood or if it was more difficult to make.” It’s a question that concerns me for the simple reason that I’m absolutely positive I’ve lost a good chunk of both IQ and creativity in the two and a half years since Henry George was born….

Mar 15, 2016

Three Tips For Parents Navigating The Wine Aisle

So, Our Little Project has graduated from baby-stage and at 22 months is well into the “running-talking-spilling-‘no, no, no’-dog hitting-toddler” stage. But what defines this stage of development most, at least in Henry George’s case, is his newly acquired talent for verbal mimicking. If you look at Henry George or look near Henry George and say something, he’ll either say it back or log the word or phrase in his little mind for later use. It’s very cute and very…

Dec 1, 2015

Blogging With the Anti-Wine Blogger

Today marks the finish of the 11th year of publishing FERMENTATION. That’s 11 years, 132 Months, 4,015 days, 96,360 minutes as a blog publisher. I still call myself a blogger rather than a “publisher” or “communicator”. It just seems right. The 2,938 posts that I’ve put up in that time are in fact “posts”, not articles. And I only publish me. So, it’s still a “Blog” However, I’ve not posted nearly as much in the past year as I have…