Tribute to Lovely Lady

Each morning while Kurtis watches news, P2P reads Decanter’s informative daily email digest of articles. It is part of the prep of getting back into “study mode” as WSET’s Diploma class starts on August 15th. It is also more thought provoking to read both sides of arguments about climate change, vineyard management, wine reviews, winemaker and vigneron interviews, than to be “attacked” by barrages of violence, political infighting, and tragedies one can do nothing about.

This morning Decanter sadly carries a beautiful tribute to Daphne Broadbent, 61 years the bride of “professorial wine writer” Michael Broadbent. She was quite a lady. While never having the privilege of meeting her personally, she was a person very familiar to subscribers of Decanter. AND her son, Bart Broadbent was an honorary guest of A Night for Sight charity wine auction in 2002. His gracious presence and quick wit were a tribute to both his parents. So thoughts and prayers for the entire Broadbent family go out from many fans today, and P2P would also like to honor Daphne and offer condolences to Michael, Bart and daughter, Emma.

If you enjoy informative, well-written wine news, be sure to include Decanter in your daily routine. Here is the link to Steven Spurrier’s lovely tribute to Daphne ~

Bart, Daphne & Michael courtesy of Decanter Magazine

Twilight, Music & Bubbles


Sunset Photo

There is something about Friday evenings. Life takes a deep breath and long, sweet sigh. It is something we all need so much more of in our lives.
TCG&CC golf course
TCG&CC has a beautiful tradition of twilight golf on some Friday evenings, along with live piano music in the bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and relaxed celebration of family, friends and the weekend.

Piano-bar-564x564To add to the occasion last evening, they added “Bubbles” which included famous, boutique, and local Champagnes and Sparkling wines by the glass, half-bottle & 750ml bottles. A few of the wines we poured were ~  and Gosset Blanc de BlancsRoederer Brut NV      Mawby Blanc de Blancs

It was so lovely; a perfect toast to a beautiful weekend.
bubbles on the deck