No Latitude For Platitude In The Attitude Of Gratitude -or- Thank You For Attending Our Fall Release Event at Monte Bello!

For us here at Monte Bello, the celebration is a wrap.

The wines poured, the bottles emptied. The pizzas cooked, the pizzas eaten. The music played, the songs completed. The smiles, the handshakes, the hugs. All wrapped up now.

And what we’re left with; not the grappa of longing, but the elixir of gratitude.

Thank you.

For our colleagues and compatriots at Lytton Springs, it’s all still to come (next weekend’s Lytton Springs Celebration!) …

… but for us here at Monte Bello, what remains is just the attitude of gratitude.

Thank you.

Thank you, first and foremost, for attending …

And thank you for every time you were so wonderful that another weary staffer became blurry all over again with excitement …

Thank you for drawing the sun through the slats of our sails …

… and the breezes to the bellies of our bumbershoots …

Thank you for allowing us to document our enjoyment of you documenting your enjoyment …

And thank YOU for tossing pizza dough just right …

… and then cooking the lovely pizzas in THERE …

Thank you for listening when we talk about our wine …

No, thank YOU!

And while we appreciate the beauty and the calm of The Before …

We vastly prefer The During …

Thank you for knowing your history, and appreciating ours …

Thank you for knowing what, and where, right is …

And for the little things, like tilting glasses forward when we pour with both hands full …

Thank you for both reading reviews, and ignoring them …

And for all this preposterous beauty …

On behalf of us all, thank you.

Thank you.

The Gallery:



Categories: Events & Photographs, Food & Wine Pairing, History, Monte Bello, Ridge Memorabilia, RIDGE Staff, Special Offerings, Wine & Food Pairing, Wine & Music, Wine and Jazz, Wine Clubs, Wine Tales

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