May Contain Blueberries

the sometimes journal of Jeremy Beker

We won’t talk about saturday other than to say it was a less than positive day.

Sunday however, made up for it very nicely. After a relatively quiet morning actually making progress on a few projects at home (schoolwork and geeky stuff), I finally made it over to the Williamsburg Winery. Given my penchant for good wine and the fact that I have lived in Williamsburg for many years, it is strange that I had never been, but that has since been corrected. Tiffany had two friends from her undergraduate days, Anne and Jason, who were coming to visit for the day. She organized a small outing to do the winery tour and more importantly tasting. Along with Q, the five of us headed over there a bit after lunch.

The tour itself was certainly interesting although I would have liked to have seen a bit more of the actual wine production itself. It may just have been the wrong time of the year for that kind of show and tell however (note cheap excuse to go back again). The tasting comprised of 6 wines some of which I had experienced before, but several new ones. If I remember correctly, we tasted the Governor’s White, the John Adlum Chardonnay, the Acte 12 Chardonnay, the Virginia Trianon Reserve, the Barrel Aged Claret, and finally the Blackberry Merlot desert wine. The Claret, and the Acte 12 were both especially good in my opinion (not counting the Governor’s White which is always good). The desert wine was amazing.

After exiting the tour, we did exactly what the winery hopes you will do; we bought wine. Between Tiffany, Q, and I, we put together a full case to get the 10% discount. Given that I had recently stocked up on everyday drinking wines, I decided to go for quality over quantity. I picked up a bottle of the Gabriel Archer Reserve and the blackberry desert wine I had tasted earlier.

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine

The quote above was shown during the tour and since the sun had come out, how could we not indulge in a meal? We had a very pleasant lunch sitting on the patio of the tavern next door to the winery complete with a bottle of the Claret. Sadly, after the meal Anne and Jason needed to hit the road. But I think a good time was had by all.

I can’t imagine a better cap to a weekend; good friends (old and new), good food, good wine, and great conversation.