The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (a field trip)

Sometimes one needs to run away, to have a change of scenery, and to put the day to day chaos away and perhaps have a glass of wine!  A change of place can create calm in thought and help bring on new ideas.  We haven’t had a field trip to a winery in some time, so Doug and I with our friends, Rodney and Pat, headed up to Canyon City to explore one in our own back yard. The Holy Cross Abbey is a beautiful gothic structure that used to house monks and a boarding school, but as it declined … Continue reading The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (a field trip)

The Snobby Homesteader’s Wine (boxed and oddly delicious)

I do enjoy a glass of wine at dinner.  Sitting in the restaurant that my daughter, Emily, works at enjoying a small pizza and the house wine is enjoyable to me.  I told one of my friends who was there that the wine wasn’t the best, most award winning, but it was quite good, and really quite excellent with food.  I have a reputation for being a wine snob.  I am not proud of this, but I also am not drinking the mass produced style wines.  Concannon or Mondavi?  I’ll pass. I wasn’t always this way.  I didn’t start drinking any type of … Continue reading The Snobby Homesteader’s Wine (boxed and oddly delicious)