'til Derby Day!
(there will be no Mint Juleps or Kentucky Bourbon on 34th street.)
about five years ago, Mr D brought me a souvenir from one
of his hunting trips to eastern Washington.
the wine, at that time could only be found in restaurants and some
small little shops along the Columbia Basin. i would look forward to
that once a year visit to the basin when he would bring home a
couple bottles of Cab and a bottle of Merlot.
here is a map of Washington wine country. when you talk about grapes around here,
the buzz is Red Mountain and Horse Heaven. if you visit Washington wine country, you
meet the most wonderful, passionate entrepreneurs.
the basin is alive!
business is booming!
so...when i popped on the Kentucky Derby website a couple weeks ago
and saw Hot To Trot sponsoring the Taste of Derby, i felt a little Washington state pride!
this year we'll be tasting Washington
and toasting the beauty of wild horses!
don't forget the roses!
all images are from 14 hands