I feel a bit like a stuffed Thanksgiving bird, and it’s only the first day of the month. We’ve just spent a day in Sonoma County with George and Becky at the Wine and Food Affair. We started at J Winery, but our favorite winery of the day was probably Acorn, who did some magnificent things with the Dolcetto and Sangiovese grapes. From there it was on to a half dozen others, of greater and lesser quality. Thankfully there was enough food along the way to keep us from turning into total sodden souses.
Tonight we’re staying in Santa Clara, which turns out to have three world class French restaurants and a pretty decent southern Italian place within walking distance of the Courtyard Marriott—probably the only place in the world where that’s true.