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We’re in the home stretch, so to speak. That stage in home construction where you wonder, “What else is there left to do?” – but there’s still two months left until closing. I’ve been through this before, but it’s still a grind. I’ve exhausted all my “pass the time” techniques – window shopping and planning on furniture, planning the network/home automation, etc. All the lists are made and waiting on closing. Dog Days of Summer, indeed.
In preparation for the move, I’ve been trying to find the cheapest yet most efficient way to move the wine collection. Yesterday I discovered BungoBox – and I think that will work out perfectly. Lay a towel in each crate and stack the wine. I’ll be handling the moving of the wine myself. For everything else we’re hiring movers.
With travel, etc., July was a big month. We’re happy to lay low for August.
This is a first for me, so I’ve been sitting on the news for a day to ruminate on how to approach it.
Ehler’s Estate – the winery that made my epiphany wine – just announced they have a new winemaker. Such things happen, but it was a surprise nonetheless, as the previous winemaker Kevin Morrisey was very much the heart of the operation. No mention of him or why he left was given in the email.
- 269 bottles
As usual, during the summertime, I’m thinking I’m too red-heavy…
…and New World heavy.
Ubiquiti’s Controller software has a nice feature that assists in planning. You can upload a floorplan, trace the walls (with the defined wall type selected), and then place the AP version to see the signal strength. I laid out the first floor of our house here:
I’ve discovered from this tool that I will have to rethink some of the devices I had originally planned for. Very nice.
Continuing on the topic of planning the new home automation, I’ve been researching and earmarking various components to kit out the network/server rack.
The new house will have all the structured wiring converge in the master suite closet, as is the practice here, so I plan to place the rack in the same location.
Last night was the Weezer and Pixies concert – two bands that I really love. When I saw the announced tour I immediately jumped onboard. VIP tickets, merchandise, and Pit access.
They didn’t disappoint – Pixies were great, song after song was yet another favorite. Weezer, as well, though their part had more showmanship and pyrotechnics.
The venue, Austin360 Amphitheater, was pretty nice. All in all it was a great evening out.
It’s 2018, and we’re in a renaissance for wine. And Costco is pulling the curtain back on the whole industry.
Let me set the scene: June in Texas, not officially summer yet but the heat index is already 100+ daily. The only wine I’m wanting is a crisp white wine.
Enter the 2017 Kirkland Signature Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a big sauvignon blanc fan, and this is one that knocks it out of the park. And not only is this wine fantastic, I found myself at Costco this weekend looking at it for $6/bottle.
Typically I’ll look a wine up on CellarTracker, but this time I didn’t even blink. Nor did I listen to the voice in my head telling me to buy a case.
Tonight I opened it up. Nose was clean, floral, fruity, inviting. Color was bright, faint straw. The taste was heavy on the back palette, tangy, fruity, pear/apple, and faint honeysuckle. Overall – this was stellar. Exactly what I want in the summer heat.
12.5% ABV. Both bottles gone.
I’ll be returning to Costco to buy a case or two, this summer is calling for it.
$6 fucking dollars!
Sad to wake up this morning to the news…