Do you find the southwest desert paintings of Georgia O’ Keefe eerily compelling?
(Georgia O’ Keefe, 1935)
Have you oft dreamt of getting your kicks on Route 66?
Were you ever fortunate enough to have spent any time with the very wonderful Donn Reisen, former president of Ridge Vineyards?
And do you believe wine and chile are words that not only belong in the same sentence, but that they’re also substances that belong in the same stomach, namely yours?
Then the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival is something you should seriously consider attending at some point. This year’s event featured the Three R’s of Zinfandel (Ridge, Rosenblum, & Ravenswood), in a tasting in memory of Donn Reisen, and I understand it was a truly wonderful event. Dan Buckler, Ridge’s representative to the Wine & Chile Festival, said “It was one of the best wine events I’ve attended in years.” Pretty high praise …
So, if you answered yes to any of the questions above, then make a pilgramage to a Georgia O’ Keefe retrospective should one appear at your local museum, download “Route 66″ to your Ipod (the original 1946 Nat King Cole version, please!), and listen to it while you eat some green chile and drink some Ridge Zinfandel (perhaps the 2007 East Bench?), and raise a toast to Donn. And then go sign up for next year’s festival.
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