Do You Know The Way To Big Sur? -or- Big Sur Wine & Food Festival!

Any time Wine, Food, and Big Sur show up in the same sentence, I’m bound to be a very happy, happy guy. And all three of these stars will soon be in both linguistic and physio-realistic alignment, so if you have any way of making it to Big Sur this weekend, I strongly encourage you to attend The Big Sur Wine & Food Festival.  Now dig this …


And if that view isn’t enough to tempt you, consider the Mission Statement for the event:

Mission Statement

The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of the creative culinary arts and professional, intimate hospitality of this world-renowned region.  We aim to promote wine and food from our friends and neighbors as best as possible, and in as organic and low carbon-footprint a way as possible.

What’s not to love about that?

But if you need still more convincing, consider these lines from Jack Kerouac’s starkly morose, harrowingly poignant, and yet strangely beautific novel “Big Sur”

Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH…


(above: shots of Kerouac’s novel, and the cabin he lived in while writing the book, and which serves as the setting for most of the novel)

Ok, ok, let’s suppose, just as a theory, that it’s gonna take the BIG guns to get you to BIG Sur. How about a panel on regional Bordeaux-style-blends featuring Ridge, Justin, Bernardus, and Chappellet, with our very own Paul Draper on hand to speak? Would that work? Click here for more

And lastly, lastly, lastly, just dig THIS! Ridge has donated a 6L of 20o4 Monte Bello to be auctioned at the event! For a little more on this rather delectable wine, check this link out! And I mean, c’mon, six liters! Of Monte Bello! 2004!

Alright, alright, I’ve had my fun. We all know that if any of us was anywhere NEAR Big Sur this weekend, we’d be at this event. I was just having a little fun. And well, sort of internally cursing the fact that I won’t be there. But on  the other hand, I’ll be up on Monte Bello, and it’ll be gloriously, moodily fall days, and we’ll be tasting the new 2006 Old School, and the new 2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay, and, well, sigh …

Categories: Bordeaux varietals, Events, Food & Wine Pairing, Monte Bello

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