How A Cork Saved Our Vacation, and Other Stories

Ξ August 19th, 2010 | → 2 Comments | ∇ A Day at a Time |

All vacations must come to an end. Mine, spent in Seattle and the San Juan Islands, finds its close in three days time. Once back in Santa Cruz, California, I begin to play catch up with a modest backlog of stories, the finest being an interview with Patrick McGovern, the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. Author of Ancient Wines and, most recently, Uncorking the Past, he will prove an important contribution to the wine cognoscenti’s intellectual background.
But first up, early next week, will be my conversation with Carlos de Jesus of APCOR and the Director of Marketing and Communication for AMORIM, the latter being world’s foremost producer of cork stoppers.
And about cork, a most curious thing happened while on my vacation. When preparing a boat for a Puget Sound sail, a boat designed by Bill Garden, an old family friend, it was discovered that the drain hole plug was missing. Rather than give up we looked around for a substitute. We found it in a very high quality cork stopper from an emptied bottle of 2008 Desert Wind Ruah from the Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley! With a bit of epoxy we were on our way.
Until next week.


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  1. on August 20th, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Glad your ship didn’t sink and you were saved by a Jesus afterall! ;-)

  2. Peter May said,

    on August 20th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Better in the drain hole than a wine bottle :)

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