But I won't leave you hanging with nothing to do. So here's muchos oportunidades para beber while I'm in Mexico:
Grand Cru is offering a special Saturday Double Tasting tomorrow featuring Bloody Marys and Margaritas. Here's the description:
The classic cocktail Bloody Mary was invented in 1921 at the legendary Harry's New York Bar in Paris. There are many versions, with different ingredient profiles to satisfy myriad tastes. However if you are like me and want an easy answer to a Bloody Mary jumpstart early in the day and still bleary-eyed, the answer lies with a quality mix to do the job, it's just easy. We will be mixing some great Bloody Marys and using a unique new mix ... Irish Dog! One of the cool things about Irish Dog is that they donate a portion of profits from each bottle sold to The Brown Dog Foundation.
So come by and let us help you get things revved up Saturday morning.
Next do your errands, cut the grass, take the kids to soccer, play nine, grab a bite of lunch and reconvene with "The Cru" for the second round of our Saturday Soiree featuring Tres Agaves Tequila. Meet Eric Rubin, owner of Tres Agaves and taste his new Tequilas.
I've been meaning to write about that Irish Dog mix for a while since I first tasted it. Watch this space for a full review soon. Grand Cru didn't list any specific times for when the Bloody Marys started or ended or when it would be Tequila time, so call the shop at (615) 627-3900 before you leave to nail down the details.
Over in Cookeville, they want to get in on the wine tasting fun as well with their second annual Wine on the West Side tomorrow, June 23, 3 to 8 p.m.:
Eighteen Tennessee wineries from around the state of Tennessee will come together at this festival. Nine food vendors, art exhibits, artsy goods for sale, Riedel stemware, cigars, seminars, all-day jazz music pull this festival together on Cookeville's West Broad Street. Five hours of fun, food, wine, and jazz -= all for an admission price of $25.00 if ticket is purchased in advance (before midnight June 22).
Lipman Brothers will be introducing some new Riedel stemware, and they will be selling cigars at their exhibit booth.
One great afternoon — and you can purchase wines from the wineries to take home and enjoy later!
Advance tickets at wineonthewestside.com. Call 931-260-1597 with any additional questions.
Finally, the Wine Shoppe at Green Hills is offering the chance to meet a real legend in the spirits biz next Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. They will be hosting a tasting and bottle signing event with master distiller and bourbon industry legend, Lincoln Henderson.
Mr. Henderson was the master distiller for Brown Forman for decades, helping to create some of the whiskey world's biggest names, most famously Woodford Reserve. His latest project, called Angel's Envy, has become his most critically acclaimed, recently receiving 98 points from Wine Enthusiast. This has quickly become one of our most popular and in-demand whiskeys. We encourage anyone interested in excellent bourbon and its history to join us for this rare event!
You may remember that I tipped y'all off about Angel's Envy last year, and there's pretty much been an open bottle on my bar ever since then. And not the same one ...
Until next week, vaya con dios.