Oscars ‘07

AcaciaIt’s a day for the Oscars! I think my wine of choice as I watch the academy pass around its highly anticipated awards will, in the spirit of the event have to be a Californian. But, in the spirit of my own African heritage, and because last year whilst I watched the Oscars from my NY apartment I had the fortune of seeing South Africa win an Oscar for best foreign film, I’ll be choosing the Acacia Carneros. To me, nothing is more reminiscent of home than an Acacia tree, as we had two giant Acacia’s growing in our front yard when I grew up.

Carneros is not the sort of region that would have been promoted on the aisles at the local super-market; and perhaps if I’d gone into my favourite wine-store up the road and said I was feeling like a Pinot Noir, Dan wouldn’t have thought to give it to me unless he’d been given a special deal on it. In truth Carneros is a region I may well have never come across on my own. But like a good movie, or a recommended read, sometimes all it takes to discover what you really want is just a helpful tip from a trusted source.

I’ll let you know how the wine goes tomorrow.

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