April 19 2010

Friends and Frappato

There are some things that, upon trying them for the first time, we find an instant affinity for.  The same goes for people.  There are some things that take some getting used to… you have to try them over and over again, you have to be exposed to them repeatedly, you have to WORK to find common ground before you can honestly say you like them.  The same goes for people.

This week, one of my college professors is in town, and on Tuesday, I’ll be taking her and her husband around San Francisco as part of their Bay Area Whirlwind Tour.  It was this last Saturday, however, that we had a gathering over in Dublin where students of hers from the Bay Area gathered for a bit of bar-be-que and a bunch of wine.

My two contributions to the wine table were a Primitivo (Layer Cake 2007 – Puglia) and an Organic Frappato (Occhipinti 2007 – Sicily).

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