If you read my previous post (found here) then you’re already aware of our participation in the “Pneumonia’s Last Syrah” campaign. But did you know we’ll also be pouring at a wonderful event in San Francisco on the 9th of November to support the campaign?
To purchase tickets for this fantastic event, just click here. You’ll be supporting a very worthy cause, you’ll be enjoying Syrahs from 20 different outstanding producers, and as far as our participation goes, you’ll have a chance to taste with our very own Vice-President of Vineyard Operations David Gates.
David is one of the warmest, most friendly and approachable members of the vineyard community I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, let alone working with, and I encourage you to take this fantastic opportunity to talk over a glass of Syrah with him. But don’t let his folksy down-to-earthedness fool you; David is a veritable fount of knowledge, and his erudition, wisdom, and technical prowess are dazzling in the most unexpected of ways.
There are a multitude of reasons to support this campaign, and a multitude of ways to do so, and while this tasting is just one such opportunity, it’s a tasty one!
By the way, if you’d like to read more about this effort from writers outside of the organizational circle, you might want to have a look at the following rather esteemed bloggers and their posts:
- Stephen Tanzer, on Winophilia.com, “Wine for Thought: Pneumonia’s Last Syrah“
- Steve Heimoff, on SteveHeimoff.com, “You scratch my back and … when wineries and charities both benefit“
- Dr. Orin Levine, on HuffingtonPost.com, “5 Ways to Combat Pneumonia Globally“