We arrived and lucky us the rain started to let up as we got from the car to the inside of m2. We stepped in and were greeted as always with a warm welcome and two glasses. This go round there was to be a wine and food pairing. John Citoli , owner of Harry's Place BBQ and Wine bar ( it will open in Vacaville, CA. in July) . There was six stations in all. All wonderful, both the food and of course the wine. the food ranged from Harry's Own Spicy Chicken Salad paired with the m2 2009 'V2' Verdelho, then there was smoked ribs paired with a 2008 Old Vine Zin and a 2009 Zin . We also sampled the pulled brisket on a french roll with Harry's Sweet BBQ Sauce, which was paired with a 2008 Ridgetop Syrah ....we moved on to a 2009 Tempranillo , 2007 "Trio" which is a Cab/Syrah blend, a 2007 "Row 23" Petite Syrah , rounding out with something that always sends my heart soaring a red dessert wine ( often known as, and now formally known as Port ...there is a treaty between the U.S and the EU banning use of place names to identify wines). Layne still has it in barrel and is playing with it . The 2009 Red Dessert Wine has yet to be named , though because it is a "Ruby" "dessert wine" I think "Ruby Musings" is a wonderful name??? What do you all think? You could write in to Layne at m2 and let him know ! *smiling ever so large, because if I win, I get six bottles!
I did not take too many photos yesterday to share but you can click here to see and read more about m2, and of course go to the web site to see more, lean more about the wines and even order, they ship to most states!! I, because of my feeling under the weather and barely making it through between a cough, and being just a bit fuzzy with cold meds ( not great with wine..but did take the edge off the body aches...though I do not recommend it ) just was not up to interviewing and photographing . But hubby took a few shots, so thought I would share.
|Caught gazing out at the weather, wondering if I would rather stay in.....but I did look Stylish, so...|
|Showing off the seams ...hubby always loves when I wear them!|
|Larry Kost of Liberty Industrial ( who also made the m2 sign) made this wonderful display for the Lodi Wine section of a new Costco in Lodi that will now feature three m2 wines!!!|
|Tasting amongst the barrels.|
|Great conversations always come about over a great glass, or test tube ( in this case) of wine.|
|Sipping m2's red dessert wine "Ruby Musings???"|
|Hubby taking some style shots...hence the title for the blog *smile*|
|Having a grand old time with our friend Layne , wine maker extraordinaire!!|
|I just adore Layne...such a character...as well as such a sweetheart!|
Well time for me to close here and go nurse my cold...perhaps a mid day glass of m2 to sooth the throat and soul is called for.