Orange County to Los Angeles – the I 5 / 405 shuffle

6.06am, Thursday 2nd April, West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Morning folks – we had a top run up to the City of Angels yesterday from Temecula, where we were based to do our San Diego and Palm Springs events. The main artery that runs north from San Diego all the way to Seattle in Washington state, and through to Blaine on the Canadian border – is Interstate freeway 5 – or I 5. It branches just south of Orange County into Hwy 405 and services Orange and greater Los Angeles, and together with Highways 101 and 110, makes up the loop that feeds the non stop 4-8 lanes each way ‘loop’ that accesses the Los Angelesmetro area……that can often be 8 lanes each way completely stopped, or grinding along at a snails pace. Welcome to the I 5 / 405 / 101 / 110 shuffle, as you literally duck and dive on and off the cross linking freeways to visit the fab addresses in Orange County that have Yalumba on their shelves.

So this was our day out and about, with a fair bit of driving in between…


Thanks for catching up with us Kyle…..and for the excellent Barossa section on your shelves… well as possibly the last 24 bottles of 2010 Signature Cabernet Shiraz for sale in California…. 


Then on to our great mates Gregg & young Olliver at Southern Hemisphere wines – specialists in all the good vinous things from Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa.


  How can you not love catching up these delightful  blokes! Thanks enormously for the support, and the lovely wrap on the Handpicked Shiraz Viognier


Then a quick healthy – no freezers at Inn n out burgers folks! – California style outdoor lunch on the run…. 


Back on to the highway, and on to see our long time Australian, Barossan and Yalumba flag waver – Patty – at Hi Time



I always wander the maze of sprit shelves here – bourbon, whisky, whiskey and tequila….I learn so much each time – thanks again Patty for such staunch support, and welcome aboard Gary – hope to see you both in the Barossa somewhere down the track.

Then a mad dash up to Los Angeles, to meet with the folks at a very hip spirits &  wine bar, with a lovely ‘speakeasy’ twist… has no name, and no photos are taken inside….so you’ll just have to trust me – it’s fabulous!!   We had a tremendous session with the chef, and we’re on the list!


Today we’re all over Los Angeles, so we’ll see you when it’s Friday…..and the start of the Easter weekend 

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