Saturday, April 17, 2010
How much fun can a little BELLA have?
Gilstrap Brothers Winery will be offering samples of their wines today in the new La Grande BELLA and I'm looking forward to another peek at their Viognier. It's always been one of my favorite whites (although my favorites is NOT a short list but is heavy on the V wines, Vernaccia, Vermentino, Verdicchio!) and it's been fun to watch as many of the vintners in the Northwest take on this magical, heavenly scented and lush bodied wine.
Thank you La Grande (and all the Baker folks that have driven up to say 'hey' as well) for the most amazing welcome I could ever imagine. We had over 350 people through the new store on the first Saturday and we couldn't stop grinning for a week. Many thanks to my dear friend Colleen for jumping in and helping me throughout the entire process!!
The second week has been just as fun, filled with new faces and several that have become 'regulars' already. I am absolutely thrilled with the reception and truthfully haven't had this much fun doing what I love to do in a while- merci beaucoup!