Friday Foto – Always Bring Your Corkscrew

Fred and the Corkscrew (click for bigger image)

Seriously – Fred says that it doesn’t hurt to keep a corkscrew in the glove compartment of your car. You never know when there’s going to be that impromptu picnic or when someone else forgot theirs.

Of course, you don’t want any open containers of alcohol in your car and designated drivers are important. Problem is, we can’t let Fred drink – he’s such a mean drunk – or drive. He can’t reach the pedals and see over the dash, and then there’s that problem of no opposable thumbs.

By the way, this is from our recent grape picking trip at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles. Sculpterra’s winemaker Paul Frankel makes some amazing red blends, killer pinot noirs, a divine viognier, but perhaps their most unusual wine is their primitivo. The primitivo grape is the forerunner of what became zinfandel here in California. Paul makes it nice and dry, with great acids.

Michael also makes primitivo from Paul’s grapes and it’s wonderful, too (says Anne).

And Fred is… Well, he looks like a dog, but we think he may be part Martian.


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