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TheSkyIsFalling: Bergamot Alley Closing

by TomHill » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:56 pm

Just read an article by EstherMobley that BergamotAlley in Healdsburg is closing:
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This is dreadful news. Almost every time I'm up in Healdsburg, I hang out at BergamotAlley w/ some winemaker.
Several yrs ago, we were meeting up w/ SamBilbro to taste his new Idlewild releases. I noticed a WalterMassa Timarasso on the shelf. I told KevinWardell that I "happened" to have two other Timarassos out in my car & could we taste them all together. He was all for it. So we tasted thru three Timarassos at Bergamot w/ Sam & Kevin. Probably the largest tasting of Timarassos in Healdsburg that day. That was what got Sam excited about Timarasso. He will have the first Calif Timarasso (along w/ Steve Clifton) when it's released by FPS in the near future. Stay tuned. It's a grape they should be planting all up&down the Coast of Calif.
It will be interesting to see how Kevin and Sarah's next venture will unfold. One of their reason's for closing is that they have two small children at home. It never ceases to amaze me that many of these young winemakers have small children and how they are able to run a business/wnry and not miss out on their children growing up has got to be very stressful. Most of them realize that "the kids come first". But I know any number of winemakers that don't figure it out until it's too late and all of a sudden their kids have grown up. But I'm in awe of these folks like Kevin&Sarah/Jake/Sam/Meghan & Ryan/Molly&Jason/Mike&Kendall/Kim&Don/Larry/Bob.... a bunch of them, that realize that "the kids come first". A lesson we all need to learn.
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Re: TheSkyIsFalling: Bergamot Alley Closing

by Brian K Miller » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:02 pm

Obviously I do like the digital world. And I will not miss the Walmarts of the world. But, a world in which everything is on line and we never need leave our gated fortresses seems bad.
...(Humans) are unique in our capacity to construct realities at utter odds with reality. Dogs dream and dolphins imagine, but only humans are deluded. –Jacob Bacharach
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Re: TheSkyIsFalling: Bergamot Alley Closing

by David M. Bueker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:05 pm

FPS?
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FPS

by TomHill » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:46 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:FPS?

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Re: TheSkyIsFalling: Bergamot Alley Closing

by David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Thanks.
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