Jim D'Andrea
February 17, 2017 | Jim D'Andrea

Musings of a Retired Guy

My two new bosses, Leslie and Megan are great!  They are very concerned about my well being.  After having recently retired from a 34 year legal career, I thought I was very busy walking the vineyard with Sassicaia every morning,  doing some pruning and odd jobs in the vineyard, waiting for golf season to start, watching golf on TV, keeping up with the latest Trump escapades, shovelling snow,  organizing my wine cellar, fixing things around the house and checking up on Benoit!s hard work (ie. barrel tasting).  I thought I was happy and self fulfilled. Apparently not.  I am always the last to know!  I must have looked like I wanted/needed something else to do and my new bosses picked up on it in a nano second.  Who knew a list could be produced that fast.

Unfortunately for many, one of the items on the list  (No. 223) was to write a blog.  Why, I am not sure as I am one of the least savvy social media types in the universe.  I have three friends on Facebook and they are all related to me. One of my children dropped me for lack of anything interesting to say.  I am not sure why others may find my daily adventures interesting but the bosses know best. (Remember the part where I did not know I needed more to do)  So, at the risk of breaching whatever social etiquette  governs blogging, here goes.

This week we are at The Vancouver International Wine Festival which is featuring Canada as host country.  There are over 70 Canadian wineries at the event and Noble Ridge is proud to be one of them.  It is a great opportunity to taste Canadian wines and compare them to the rest of the world.  While I haven't tasted all 70 wineries (there is still tomorrow),  I can tell you that Canadian wines are turning heads on the international stage and deservedly so.  In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, try a Canadian wine you haven't tried before whether it be a sparkling from Nova Scotia, a Chardonnay from Niagarra, a bold red from BC or of course any wine from Noble Ridge!  You won't be disappointed.

I am off shortly to pour at this evening's consumer tasting so as far as the week's events thus far, imagine pictures of smiling people tasting wines (wine does make people smile except for critics who are very serious), pictures of a steak dinner for me and fancy salads for the bosses, industry conferences, media events, more pouring and tasting wine and a cleansing ale at the end of the day.  Repeat.  Extremely busy but all in all not a bad way to come out of retirement!  Cheers!


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Hey Jim & Leslie! Blair Y-S let me know about your venture. I am scouring the LCBO to find your wine. As for "retirement" - I feel your pain. After mandatory retirement from JAG, my wife started treating me like Dobbie the House Elf, so I started work again. I need to try your new Cab to remediate.

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