Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You just never know....

    Steve got a very funny voicemail message the other day. It was from a guy called Joey Burns. He said that he was a good friend of Steve's mother, that he has a band called Calexico, and that he was performing that night at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, and did we want to come to the show....and by the way, he's really into wine.
    I never really expected Steve's mom, a very sweet, proper, older lady to be friends with the lead singer of a rock bank, but you just never know. Steve's mom happens to have become a Doula in her retirement, and she now helps new moms and dads bring their babies into this world. Turns out she helped Joey Burns and his wife with their newborn twins, and they got to know each other pretty well.
    We made it to the show at the Mystic...their music is very layered and actually reminds me of our wine. 
    Then Joey stopped by the next day to visit and taste our wines.....I do love this business!

Joey Burns and Steve Matthiasson


  1. Big fans of both Matthiasson and Calexico here, too! Was inspired to open a bottle of the 2008 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and put on an old Calexico CD just now...getting ready for the hurricane in NYC in style! Hope all's well on the other coast...

    - Richard / DJ Honky (how'd those cardoons turn out?)

  2. never did find a recipe for the cardoons that takes out the bitterness. do you know of one? what did you think of the '08 Chardonnay?

  3. That one from the Alice Waters Vegetables cookbook always seems to work well for us, as the richness / starchiness of the beans seems to balance really well...sorry it didn't work for you!

    The '08 Chardonnay was really wonderful - perfect for weathering the storm. Trying to wait on enjoying the Ribolla Gialla, but may not last much longer!

    Was nice to see that Abe's new release had grapes from you!