A Pét-nat for Monterey County!

It started with the pét-nat. I had tasted and loved the 2016 vintage from Cima Collina. It was fresh, berry smacking, yogurty. It had that desirable pét-nat rosé profile, the version craved by all of us seeking summer. THE expression of stars and light. Served chilled, it is a beverage so ethereal that you *may* forget it is for the adults and accidentally offer it to children. A good rosé pét-nat seems like any other fruity, carbonated refreshment to grab with a to-go deli sandwich. Like a kombucha. Yet, most children and many grown ups will not prefer such. It has a sour taste. Some of us love it. Some cannot get down with the rawness of the sparkling drink. I categorize myself in the former, finding pét-nat most delightful.

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Marina, CA : As Urban As We Wanna Be (Video)

Hi wine friends! Most of you know that Gabe and I reside in the tiny post-military town of Marina, CA. Located on The Monterey Peninsula, Marina is about 8 miles north of Monterey, CA proper. In a Marina-Monterey comparison, the latter comes off looking like the big city. Monterey is a scenic and quaint tourist community with some other economic anchors such as The Naval Postgraduate School, golf stuff and a sizable wine scene. Marina, well, it has one really good sandwich shop. With limited hours. Otherwise, we pretty much rely on Monterey for most of our needs. This is why I was mucho enthusiastic to attend the monthly event, Urban Wine Row, in our own little community of Marina, CA. Supporting local business never tasted so good.

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