8.14am, Friday 19th October, South President St, Little Italy, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Morning folks, just closed the lid on the suitcase and will be off to BWI airport in a matter of minutes. Came in really late last night from a sensational evening with the boys up at Stateline Liquor – thanks Rick, John And Joe – you know who you are, and 40 of their customers from Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. There’s a reason why they’re called Stateline – because they’re right there! Tremendous to have such a top end tasting with proper stem ware, sit down seminar style – magic. Really glad we decided to use this tasting with Stateline to launch the new vintage 2005 Octavius Old Vine Shiraz, 2008 Signature Cabernet Shiraz, and 2004 The Reserve Cabernet Shiraz – the barrel selection from vineyards ear marked for the 2004 Signature back a few years.
Now, we’re off to Raleigh Durham – my first trip to that city – to introduce ourselves to the team at Tryon – our new distributors for North Carolina. Then on to The Lone Star state – Texas – and Austin very late tonight, via the stopover in Dallas. So we’ll see ya when it’s cattle country!!
Thanks a zillion Baltimore and DC – see ya same time next year!